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October 25, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Pileup Kills Two in Ohio

Five big rigs, including a tanker truck, and a car collided and burned during heavy fog in Marysville, Ohio, yesterday, killing two people and creating a fireball that melted telephone wires

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October 23, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio DOT Takes a Closer Look at I-75

State highway officials are warning drivers to slow down on a section of Interstate 75 north of downtown Toledo following a series of truck accidents

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October 20, 2000 - Industry News

Road Closures Continue on I-95 in Virginia for "Mixing Bowl" Construction

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

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October 19, 2000 - Industry News

Tollway Offers New Connection to Mexico

Eleven years of a wealthy rancher’s determination finally paid off when the first privately built toll road in Texas opened this week

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October 18, 2000 - Industry News

E-ZPass Comes to Delaware Memorial Bridge

E-ZPass will be coming to the Delaware Memorial Bridge, completing a continuous electronic toll collection network from Boston to Baltimore

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October 17, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Truckers Want to Revamp Highway Commission

The Arkansas Trucking Association wants to propose a constitutional amendment to expand the state Highway Commission and require its members to be elected

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October 16, 2000 - Industry News

More Road Closures for Mixing Bowl Construction

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

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October 14, 2000 - Industry News

I-PASS Disappointed by Trucker Response

The only congestion-relief effort Illinois tollway officials were able to pull off this year isn’t working too well

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October 14, 2000 - Industry News

Arkansas Highway Board in Jeopardy, Chairman Says

The chairman of Arkansas' state Highway Commission says he fears trucking interests will try to do away with the panel next year

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October 13, 2000 - Industry News

Maryland Gets Truck Overheight System

The State of Maryland recently opened its first truck overheight detector system. It's located at a truck weigh and inspection station along Interstate 70, west of Baltimore

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October 10, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Weigh Stations Get Ready for PrePass

All weigh stations in the state of Florida will soon be automated, thanks to an exclusive agreement with PrePass

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October 9, 2000 - Industry News

I-95 Lanes Shut Down in Virginia This Week

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

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

New Harrisburg Interchange Slated

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contact to Baker Heavy and Highway Inc. to construct a new highway alignment for route 22/322, located five miles north of Harrisburg. The alignment also includes a major

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Traffic Restricted on Mackinac Bridge

Truckers should note traffic restrictions that will take place during improvements to the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan. The three-phase construction inlcudes removing and replacing five sections of the grated roadway of the bridge, and will affect

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

California Highway Undergoes Extensive Improvement

The State Route 91 Improvement Project, which began earlier this year, is expected to add a High Occupancy Vehicle lane, modify local overcrossings and undercrossings, and improve traffic flow along an 11-mile corridor stretching from State

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October 6, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Tolls Increase On Tappan Zee Bridge

The New York Thruway Authority has announced that truck tolls will be increased on the Tappan Zee Bridge. For E-Z Pass customers, truck tolls will be increased from $3 to $6 during rush hours — 6 a.m.

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October 5, 2000 - Industry News

Watch Out for Wildfire Smoke in Florida

A truck driver was killed this week in an eight-vehicle pileup when visibility on U.S. 27 near Four Corners, Fla., was cut to zero by fog and wildfire smoke

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October 4, 2000 - Industry News

Lax Laws for Repeat DUIs Could Cost States Some Highway Money

States that don’t enact and enforce laws following federal guidelines for “repeat intoxicated drivers” will lose part of their federal highway funding

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Snow Shuts Down Three Mountain Passes in Washington State

Interstate 90 remained closed through Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state early this morning after snow left the area’s primary east-west artery littered with damaged and abandoned vehicles

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October 3, 2000 - Industry News

Concrete Highways Reduce Fuel Consumption, Study Says

Driving on concrete highways reduces heavy truck fuel consumption by as much as 11 percent, according to a National Research Council study released at the Canada, United States, Mexico Trade Corridors Conference in Windsor, Ontario, yesterday

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September 29, 2000 - Industry News

I-95 Lanes Shut Down This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation will be shutting down lanes on I-95 near the Springfield Interchange this week to work on a massive reconstruction project on what has become known as the "Mixing Bowl.

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September 27, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon DOT, State Police Unite to Enforce Chain Laws

In an effort to reduce weather-related traffic accidents in the Columbia River Gorge, the Oregon Department of Transportation and Oregon State Police are instituting a chain/traction tire enforcement program aimed at commercial trucks

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September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Pittsburgh Traffic Gauged By New System on Internet

Officials hope a new traffic monitoring system being introduced into Pittsburgh’s daunting roadway system will provide rush-hour relief, according to an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Traffic.com, a company based in Wayne, Pa., has chosen Pittsburgh as

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September 25, 2000 - Industry News

Lanes to be Closed on I-95 This Week in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation announced the following lane closures for Monday, Sept. 25, through Friday, Sept. 29, while work continues on the huge Springfield interchange project

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September 22, 2000 - Industry News

S.C. Highway Fatalities Blamed on Low Highway Funds

A safety official for the South Carolina Department of Transportation is blaming the state's high traffic death rate on low funding on road improvements

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