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March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Section of I-77 Closed Following Rockslide May Reopen Soon

It may not be until Wednesday when a section of I-77 northbound reopens following a rockslide that happened on March 20. The area is in Bluefield, W.Va., at mile marker 3, near the Virginia line.

Tags: Detours, I-77, Highways, West Virginia

March 19, 2013 - Industry News

Engineers Give America's Infrastructure a D+

The American Society of Civil Engineers says the state of America's infrastructure rose slightly, going from a D in 2009 to a D+ in its 2013 Report Card for America's Infrastructure, and projected a $1.5 trillion funding shortfall by 2020 based on current funding levels.

Tags: Infrastructure, Highways

February 28, 2013 - Industry News

House Sets Transportation Oversight Hearing

The House of Representatives will begin oversight of the new federal highway program March 14 with a hearing to review implementation of key elements of last year’s highway bill.

Tags: Infrastructure, Highways, Government, AASHTO, MAP-21

February 27, 2013 - Industry News

Nevada Mulls Higher Speed Limits

Legislation introduced this week in Nevada could result in speed limits of as much as 85 mph on some Interstate roadways.

Tags: Nevada, Highways, Speed Limits

February 26, 2013 - Industry News

Winter Storm Heads East

The winter storm that’s pummeled the nation’s mid-section and the Plains, that the National Weather Service is calling a “crippling, historic blizzard,” continues in the Midwest and is moving toward the Great Lakes Northeast while bringing dangerous rain storms to the Southeast.

Tags: Winter, Highways, Weather, Rocky

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Another Winter Storm Blasts Across Plains States

Big delays are expected in several Midwest and Great Plains states as a result of Winter Storm Rocky, just days after another storm pounded the region.

Tags: Winter, Weather, Rocky, Highways

February 25, 2013 - Industry News

Louisiana Opens Six Lanes on I-10

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development recently opened six lanes of traffic on I-10 between the I-10/I-12 split and Siegen Lane in Baton Rouge.

Tags: Louisiana, Highways, Road Construction

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

DOT Moving Ahead with MAP-21 Freight Initiatives

The new National Freight Strategic Plan will look at different transportation modes.

The Department of Transportation is asking for nominations for a committee that will establish the National Freight Strategic Plan that's called for in last year's highway bill, and has proposed a process for desgnating a national freight network.

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, DOT, National Freight Strategic Plan, MAP-21, National Freight Network

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

States Looking At Higher Speed Limits

Following a bold move by Texas last year authorizing speed limits as high as 85 mph along certain roads, more states are jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to puttin’ the hammer down.

Tags: Speed limit, Safety, Mississippi, Maryland, Wyoming, Utah, Highways

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Congestion Cost Trucking $27 billion in 2011

Congestion has a price, and for the trucking industry, It's billions of dollars lost. The total financial cost of congestion in 2011 was $121 billion, up one billion dollars from the year before and translating to $818 per U.S. commuter. Of that total, about $27 billion worth was wasted time and diesel fuel from trucks moving goods on the system.

Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Infrastructure, Highways

January 23, 2013 - Industry News

I-64 Closure Planned in St. Louis

If the weather cooperates, the Missouri Department of Transportation plans to close all lanes of Interstate 64 in St. Louis between Kings Highway and Forest Park Parkway Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. until 3 a.m. Monday, Jan. 28

Tags: Highways, Detours

January 3, 2013 - Industry News

Drivewyze Provides Mobile Inspection Site Bypass in Nevada

Drivewyze Inc. announced that Nevada has become the 15th state to adopt the Drivewyze PreClear bypass service, which uses tablets, smartphones and select Electronic On-Board Recorders to provide commercial vehicles with inspection site bypass opportunities.

Tags: Highways, Drivewyze

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

Texas I-35E Project Moves Foward

Traffic relief is on the way for North Texas travelers who rely on Interstate 35E between Dallas and Denton. Recently, the Texas Transportation Commission chose Archer Western/Granite/LANE Constructors as the developer for much-needed improvements to the 28-mile corridor

Tags: Highways, Construction

January 2, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters Opens First S.C. Petro Stopping Center

TravelCenters of America LLC, operator of the TA and Petro Stopping Centers, has announced the acquisition and rebranding of a travel center in Florence, S.C., to the Petro Stopping Centers brand

Tags: Highways, TA, Petro

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

CDOT Closes I-70 Rest Area In Glenwood Springs

The Colorado Department of Transportation recently closed a rest area in west Glenwood Springs off of I-70 in a move to cut costs

Tags: Highways

December 28, 2012 - Industry News

North Carolina's Quick Pass and E-ZPass Function as One

Beginning Thursday, Jan. 3, drivers with an E-ZPass or NC Quick Pass hardcase transponder can travel in all E-ZPass states and North Carolina using their prepaid electronic toll collection account

Tags: Highways, E-ZPass

December 27, 2012 - Industry News

Eight Truckstops Join Network of Electric Plug-in Power Pedestals

Shorepower Technologies has announced eight more truckstops added electric plug-in power pedestals to their locations. Connections providing 480-volt power for hybrid refrigerated trailers are also being installed at four of the eight truckstops

Tags: Highways, Truckstops, EVs, Alternative Fuels, shore power

December 26, 2012 - Industry News

Iowa Parking Area Closing for Winter

The Iowa Department of Transportation is announcing the temporary closure of the undeveloped rest area at mile post 51 on southbound Interstate 35 in Warren County, Iowa, beginning Jan. 2

Tags: Highways

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

New York Metro Tolls Going up March 1

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority board voted unanimously to approve a fare and toll increase for all MTA facilities. The new fare and toll rates go into effect on March 1, 2013

Tags: Highways, Tolls, New York

December 19, 2012 - Industry News

Virginia Considers North-South Corridor

Virginia planning officials this week held open house meetings to get public input on a proposed multimodal North-South Corridor that would link I-95 with Dulles International Airport and could take pressure off the Capitol Beltway

Tags: Highways, I-66, Virginia, I-81

December 18, 2012 - Industry News

Drivewyze Bypass Now Available in New Mexico

New Mexico officially became the 14th state to adopt Drivewyze PreClear as its new bypass service

Tags: Highways, New Mexico, Drivewyze

December 17, 2012 - Industry News

Bill Would Set up VMT Pilot Project

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) introduced legislation in the House of Representatives that would fund a Vehicle Miles Traveled pilot program to examine a new source of funding that would help make up for the Highway Trust Fund deficit

Tags: Highways, Infrastructure, Oregon, VMT

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

Kentucky, Ohio Agree to Build New Ohio River bridge

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear and Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed an agreement that describes in broad terms how their two states will cooperatively build a new bridge over the Ohio River between Cincinnati and Covington

Tags: Highways, Ohio, Kentucky, I-75, I-71

December 15, 2012 - Industry News

More than One in Four Americans to Take a Road Trip This Holiday Season

AAA projects 93.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holidays, an increase of 1.6% over the 91.8 million people who traveled last year.

Tags: Safety, AAA, Highways

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Ohio Governor Decides Not to Privatize Turnpike

Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced plans to generate $3 billion for state road projects -- without leasing it or selling it to a private outside concern

Tags: Highways, Tolls, Ohio

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