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March 8, 2010 - Industry News

Rockslide in Colorado Brings 20 Boulders Onto I-70

Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon, Colo., was hit by a large rockfall just after midnight on Monday, in the same general area as a rockslide that occurred in November 2004

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March 8, 2010 - Industry News

Virginia Raises Speed Limit to 70 mph; Implementation May Take A While

Last week, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed a bill that would increase the highway speed limit on interstates where it is presently 65 mph to 70 mph

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March 3, 2010 - Industry News

Coast Guard Puts the Brakes on Ambassador Bridge Project

The current Ambassador Bridge, which is 80 years old, is the busiest border crossing in North America, handling 1.6 million truck crossings each year.

The Detroit International Bridge Company's $1 billion plan to build a second span of the Ambassador Bridge between Detroit and Canada has been halted

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February 25, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Bans Motorists From I-380, I-84; Lowers Speed Limit

In response to the severe winter storm hitting the Northeast, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the State Police have banned all commercial traffic, motorcycles and recreational vehicles on Interstates 380 and 84 until further notice

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February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Winter Weather Delays Reopening of I-40

Before this portion of I-40 can be reopened, 590 bolts must be installed, grouted into place and tested.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has pushed back the reopening of a portion of Interstate 40 that was closed by a rockslide in October

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February 24, 2010 - Industry News

Eastern U.S. Braces For Monster Winter Storm

The east could experience wind gusts as high as 70 mph and snowfall rates of one to two feet in some areas. (Photo by Michelin)

The heavy snowstorm that hit central Texas on Tuesday is expected to head to the mid-Atlantic and New England on Thursday and Friday

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February 17, 2010 - Industry News

DOT Announces $1.5 Billion in Funding For Transportation Projects

The recently announced Tiger funds will go toward such initiatives as the National Gateway project. Pictured here is the site for the North Baltimore Intermodal Terminal.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has allocated $1.5 billion to more than 50 transportation projects as part of the Tiger (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Discretionary Grant Program

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February 17, 2010 - Industry News

Wyoming to Study I-80 Tolling More Closely

The state of Wyoming is one step closer to implementing tolls on Interstate 80, which stretches from east to west

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February 12, 2010 - Industry News

New Report Calls For Infrastructure Funding Through VMT

A new report by Rand Corporation suggests the pending reauthorization of the federal transportation bill should look at more direct ways to fund the U.S. transportation system, such as charging drivers directly for the miles they travel

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February 11, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Reopens Interstates Following Snowstorms

Pennsylvania has reopened Interstates 78, 81, 83, 76, 476, 676 and 176 today, following the winter blizzards that caused the state to close the interstates this week

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February 10, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Closing Interstates 81, 83, 78

With blizzard conditions causing impassible road conditions, Pennsylvania closed interstates 83, 78, and part of Interstate 81 at 12:30 p.m. and is expecting to close additional roads as conditions deteriorate

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February 1, 2010 - Industry News

Public Sector Execs Cite Need for Increased Infrastructure Funding

Public sector executives around the world agree with private infrastructure providers and business leaders that government effectiveness and long-term financing are top challenges to delivering infrastructure projects, according to a survey commissioned by KPMG International

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January 25, 2010 - Industry News

Washington's New Commercial Vehicle Pass System

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has developed a new Commercial Vehicle (CV) Pass System intended to support freight movement during major transportation disruptions

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January 22, 2010 - Industry News

Most U.S. Drivers Obey Speed Limits

The fastest road is Interstate 15 in Utah and Nevada, while the slowest highways can be found in Washington, D.C.

The average U.S. drivers stays within the speed limit range on most urban and rural interstate highways, according to data collected using TomTom's map business unit Tele Atlas

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January 20, 2010 - Industry News

NESA Takes I-73 Funding Issue to Washington

The North Eastern Strategic Alliance, an economic development organization covering South Carolina's northeast region, recently met with state representatives in Washington to promote efforts to secure federal stimulus funding for a proposed Interstate 73 corridor

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January 15, 2010 - Industry News

Vermont Approves Legislation to Test Heavy Trucks

The legislation ups the weight limits for heavy trucks in Vermont from the previous 80,000 pounds gross weight.

A provision allowing heavier trucks to operate on Vermont highways was signed into law by Governor Jim Douglas Wednesda

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January 6, 2010 - Industry News

Florida Relaxes Truck Highway Rules For Agriculture Haulers

Florida has eased highway restrictions to make it easier for agricultural producers to transport crops that are vulnerable to the cold weathe

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January 6, 2010 - Industry News

MDOT Boosts Tolls on Blue Water Bridge; More Hikes on the Way

Commercial vehicle drivers traveling on the U.S. side of the Blue Water Bridge that connects Port Huron, Mich., and Sarnia, Ontario, are now paying a $2.50 per axle toll, and should expect an increase to $3.25 an axl

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January 2, 2010 - Industry News

Missouri DOT Adding Truck Parking in 2010

The Conway rest area on I-44 is one targeted for additional truck parking in 2010.

While many states across the country close their rest areas and parking facilities because of budget problems, the Missouri Department of Transportation is adding to the state's inventory of truck parking

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December 28, 2009 - Industry News

New Interchange on Kansas Turnpike is Automated

The Kansas Turnpike is opening its first interchange in nearly 15 years today

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December 28, 2009 - Industry News

Recovery Act Funds 10,000th Highway Project

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that as of Dec. 28, the Federal Highway Administration has approved 10,000 highway projects funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 since its passage in February

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December 21, 2009 - Industry News

AAA: Get Ready For More Drivers on the Road During the Holidays

The number of highway travelers is expected to increase by 4.4 percent to 77.7 million during the year-end holidays, up from 74.4 million last year, according to AA

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December 17, 2009 - Industry News

Study Ranks the Best and Worst of State Highway Systems

In the U.S., 25 percent of bridges are deficient or functionally obsolete.

North Dakota took the title of best performing highway systems in America for the ninth year in a row, while Alaska had the worst-performing, least cost-effective highway system in the natio

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December 9, 2009 - Industry News

Detroit's Ambassador Bridge Celebrates 80 Years

At the time it was built, the Ambassador Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world.

The Ambassador Bridge in Detroit celebrated its 80th anniversary recently. The bridge, which was constructed from 1927 to 1929, connects the Canadian side of the Detroit River with Detroit

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December 4, 2009 - Industry News

Houston Coalition Issues Petition Against USAA Support For Ticket Cameras

The Houston, Texas, Coalition Against Red-Light Cameras has released an online petition targeting the United Services Automobile Association's support for red light camera

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