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April 28, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Governor Calls Special Session to Tackle Transportation Funding Issues

Pennsylvania tried to solve some of its funding problems by tolling Interstate 80, but its proposal has been rejected by the federal government three times.

Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell has called a Special Session of the General Assembly starting May 4 to address the state's transportation funding problem

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April 27, 2010 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Inspects Trucks on Rural, Non-Interstate Roads

During a one-day enforcement effort conducted on April 21, the Pennsylvania State Police placed 219 trucks and 31 drivers out of service

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April 26, 2010 - Industry News

State Officials Argue for More Transport Investment - Primarily in Highways

The United States cannot solve its traffic congestion problem without expanding its highway system, says the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in a new report titled "Unlocking Gridlock.

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April 22, 2010 - Industry News

Not So Fast: NY State Truck Restrictions Not Dead After All

A potential ban on heavy trucks on certain routes in New York's Finger Lakes area has not been completely thrown out, as was previously thought by the New York Motor Truck Association and other stakeholders

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April 21, 2010 - Industry News

Section of I-40 Closed By Rockslide to Reopen Next Week

While the road will reopen, work will continue in the rockslide area through the summer as crews complete stabilization efforts, including the installation of rock bolts and anchor mesh at five additional sites.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to reopen the portion of Interstate 40 closed by a rockslide on April 27

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April 16, 2010 - Industry News

Michigan, Canadian Leaders Push to Build Detroit River International Crossing

Leaders from Michigan and Canadian business and labor, city and the state governments urged Michigan lawmakers Friday to pass legislation to allow the state to enter into a public-private partnership to build and operate the Detroit River International Crossing

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April 12, 2010 - Industry News

Shell Asks Truckers to Help Pick Toughest Roads

The makers of Shell Rotella engine oil want to hear from professional drivers about the toughest roads they drive and how they are able to protect themselves and their cargo

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April 6, 2010 - Industry News

I-80 Toll Plan Rejected Again

Pennsylvania's efforts to put tolls on Interstate 80 have once again been thwarted, as the federal government rejected the third proposal the state has submitted for approval

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March 23, 2010 - Industry News

Permanent Repairs Under Way on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has tapped Flatiron Construction Corporation of Longmont to complete the permanent repairs on Interstate 70 following a rockfall incident March 8

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March 18, 2010 - Industry News

ALDOT Reroutes Traffic Around Sinkhole on I-65

The Alabama Department of Transportation has activated detours on Interstate 65 North at mile marker 329.9 between Hartselle and Priceville to work on a span of road where a sinkhole was discovered

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March 17, 2010 - Industry News

Oregon, Washington Crack Down on Truck Drivers

During a multi-day inspection operation held last week along the Interstate 5 corridor in Oregon and Washington, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol recorded more than 782 violations, which were mostly on truck drivers' logbooks and qualifications

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March 15, 2010 - Industry News

Reader's Digest Ranks Safest, Deadliest Roads in U.S.

Kansas, Wisconsin, Montana, New Mexico and Utah have the "Best Roads" in the U.S., while Montana, Louisiana, South Carolina, West Virginia and Arkansas were ranked as having the "Deadliest Roads,

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March 11, 2010 - Industry News

CDOT Reopens One Lane Each Way on I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened one lane of eastbound and westbound Interstate 70 along the portion of the highway that was closed Monday following a rockslide

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March 11, 2010 - Industry News

Traffic Fatalities Reach Record Low in '09

(Photo courtesy of Michelin)

Traffic fatality figures have not been this low since 1954, falling for the 15th straight quarte

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March 10, 2010 - Industry News

Reopening of I-70 in Colorado Hits Roadblock

The reopening of the portion of Interstate 70 that was hit by a rockslide this week in Colorado is still up in the ai

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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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