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February 19, 2001 - Industry News

Many Bridges Inadequate

An Associated Press analysis of federal statistics shows 29 percent of the nation's bridges are rated "deficient.

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February 16, 2001 - Industry News

Fire Closes I-4 in Florida

A 10-mile section of I-4 in Florida was closed today because of a raging wildfire

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February 15, 2001 - Industry News

Study: California Roads Third Worst

California's deteriorating highway system now ranks third worst in the country, according to a new study from Transportation California, a highway advocacy group

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February 14, 2001 - Industry News

I-78 Coalition Finds PA Highway Safer

A Pennsylvania coalition dedicated to making I-78 safer recently released year-end statistics showing a decrease in fatal crashes

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February 12, 2001 - Industry News

Emergency Repairs Needed on Oregon Highway

A 36-inch culvert beneath Oregon Highway 42 South 13 miles west of Bandon requires emergency repairs

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February 5, 2001 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Down Along Ohio Turnpike

A slowing economy is translating into fewer trucks taking the Ohio Turnpike

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February 1, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Asked to Avoid Salt Lake City During Olympics

The 2002 Winter Olympics are a year away, but organizers are already asking truckers to avoid the area around Salt Lake City during the games

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January 30, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Battle Snowstorm in South Dakota

Many truckers traveling through South Dakota are pulled over waiting for a winter storm to abate

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

North Texas Speed Limits to Drop

By May, nearly 1,000 miles of highway in North Texas will see speed limits drop by 5 mph

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Louisiana to Improve Dangerous Exit Ramp

Louisiana officials plan to make several safety improvements to a sharply curved interstate exit ramp north of Slidell

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January 29, 2001 - Industry News

Winter Storm Makes Roads Hazardous in Midwest, Plains

Trucks were banned from some snow- and ice-covered highways today in the Texas Panhandle as a winter storm swept across the central United States

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

FHWA Approves Hoover Dam Bypass Site

The Federal Highway Administration has chosen a site for a bypass bridge for the Hoover Dam near Las Vegas

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January 26, 2001 - Industry News

N.Y./N.J. Port Authority Raises Tolls to New Jersey

Tolls at bridges and tunnels between New York and New Jersey will be 50 percent higher starting March 25

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January 25, 2001 - Industry News

Studying The Capital Beltway: It's Anything But Capital

The subjects that graduate students choose for their dissertations, which they must write as a prerequisite for getting a doctorate, has always intrigued me. The topics range from the ridiculous to the sublime and everything in

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January 23, 2001 - Industry News

Houston Bridge to be Closed for Repairs

The Loop 610 bridge across the Houston Ship Channel will be closed for repairs from Jan. 26 to Feb. 1

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January 23, 2001 - Industry News

Longer Rest Area Hours Possible in S.D.

A bill in the South Dakota Legislature would extend the hours truckers can stop at the state's rest areas

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January 22, 2001 - Industry News

Expect Six Months of Construction on I-94 Near Milwaukee

A 12-mile stretch of Interstate 94 in Wisconsin will have one lane closed in each direction for construction between April 1 and Labor Day

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Iowa Bill Would Increase Speed Limit

Iowa is one of a growing number of states that looking at changing its top interstate speed limits, but the bill is already on a collision course with some lawmakers

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Arkansas Police Seek Changes in Traffic Laws

The Arkansas State Police have nearly 30 things they would like to see changed in the state's traffic code, including prohibiting tractor-trailers from following too closely behind cars

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January 17, 2001 - Industry News

Truckers Ask For I-80 Rest Areas in NJ

The New Jersey Motor Truck Association pleaded before a special state task force this week for truck rest stops along I-80 in the Garden State

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January 16, 2001 - Industry News

Virginia Drops Speed Limit on Two Sections of I-81

Starting Friday, Jan. 19, the Virginia Department of Transportation will lower the speed limit on Interstate 81 from 65 to 60 in the Harrisonburg and Roanoke areas

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January 15, 2001 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Tunnel Gets New Height Warning System

A warning system that is supposed to alert truck drivers if they're too tall for a Pittsburgh tunnel is back in service after years of not working following last week's incident of a truck getting stuck inside

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Construction on I-95 in Virginia Continues This Week

The Virginia Department of Transportation is shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week as an extensive reconstruction project continues on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Tax Hike for Roads Pushed in Missouri

Missouri voters could be asked to approve tax increases to raise more than $650 million a year for transportation projects under legislation introduced last week

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January 12, 2001 - Industry News

Nebraska Lawmaker Wants Lower Speed Limit for Trucks

A Nebraska lawmaker introduced a measure last week that would limit the speed limit for tractor-trailers on the state's interstate highways to 65 mph, 10 mph below the limit for passenger vehicles

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