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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

December 13, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri's I-49 Designation Makes History

With the designation of former U.S. Route 71 to become part of Interstate 49, this week, the plan for an uninterrupted I-49 is beginning to take shape

Tags: Highways

December 3, 2012 - Industry News

Minnesota's Lafayette Bridge Closed to Truck Traffic in 2013

Tractor-trailer combinations measuring longer than 35 feet will be restricted from driving on Minnesota's U.S. 52's Lafayette Bridge in St. Paul as construction on their northbound section of the roadway continues

Tags: Highways, U.S. 52, Minnesota

November 30, 2012 - Industry News

Colorado Attempts new Metering System on I-70

In an attempt to alleviate traffic jams on the mountain road of I-70 at the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnels, the Colorado Department of Transportation is going to take try out a metering method found in large cities

Tags: Highways, Colorado, I-70

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Pilot Flying J Offers Breakfast and Hot Soup Bars

Breakfast bar ready for customers at Flying J Travel Plaza at Watt Road in Knoxville, Tenn.

Pilot Flying J is offering a new dining experience for its customers with dedicated breakfast and hot soup bars. The new breakfast bar features home-style choices such as biscuits and sausage gravy and southwest egg scramble

Tags: Highways, Truckstops, Pilot Flying J

November 27, 2012 - Industry News

Reason Foundation Says Costs for Fuel Tax, Toll Collection are 'Myths'

All-electronic tolling could be as cheap to operate as collecting fuel tax, says The Reason Foundation. Cash lanes, however, are more expensive to operate. (Photo by Jim Park)

The Reason Foundation, an American libertarian research organization, released a study saying it costs more to collect fuel taxes than is generally believed, and that thanks to new electronic tolling systems, collecting tolls costs less than is thought.

Tags: Highways, Tolls, Fuel Tax, Infrastructure

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Historic Lincoln Tunnel Undergoes Rehab

Lincoln Tunnel, New Jersey side approach and the Helix, circa 1955.

Work is currently under way to repair the aging Lincoln Tunnel "Helix," including overnight closures on this critical link between New York and New Jersey that will last for about a year

Tags: Highways, Lincoln Tunnel

November 26, 2012 - Industry News

Missouri Nears Official Completion of I-49

Missouri is about to officially get a new Interstate designation, I-49

Tags: Highways, Missouri, I-49

November 25, 2012 - Industry News

New Petro on the Way in Gary, Ind.

TravelCenters of America is spending $20 million to build a new full-service Petro Stopping Center in Gary, Ind., on the 28-acre site of the old Steel City Truck Stop.

Tags: Highways

November 21, 2012 - Industry News

Washington State Working on System to Help Truckers Bypass Flooded I-5

In 2007, flooding closed I-5 for four days, stranding truckers and other traffic.

Washington State will soon offer a new "passport" system for truckers to make it easier to skirt Interstate 5 in the Chehalis-Centralia region when Interstate 5 is flooded

Tags: Highways

November 20, 2012 - Industry News

Truckers Urged to Prepare for New Traffic Patterns on Capital Beltway

The Virginia Department of Transportation is encouraging truckers driving through Northern Virginia to prepare for the major traffic changes on the Capital Beltway due to the opening of the 495 Express Lanes

Tags: Highways, Virginia

November 19, 2012 - Industry News

Highly Anticipated I-69 Corridor in Indiana Opens Ahead of Schedule

The first three sections of the new Interstate 69 corridor in southwest Indiana were officially opened. The new corridor covers a 67-mile stretch that comprises what has been the longest contiguous new interstate construction project in the United States.

Tags: Highways, I-69, Indiana

November 13, 2012 - Industry News

NY Truck Toll Increases Still in Limbo

The New York Thruway Authority canceled a second meeting regarding a proposal to raise truck toll rates 45% for trucks with three or more axles, and may be looking at alternatives to the controversial plan

Tags: Highways, Tolls, New York

November 4, 2012 - Industry News

I-69 Extension to Open Nov. 19

On Nov. 19, the first three sections of newly constructed I-69 will officially open in Indiana

Tags: Highways

October 31, 2012 - Industry News

MoDOT Starting Major Bridge Project on I-70 in St. Louis Area

The Missouri DOT is urging truckers to use I-270 and Mo. 370 as an alternate route to the Interstate 70 bridge over the Missouri River between St. Louis and St. Charles

Tags: Highways

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Releases $13 Million for Hurricane Sandy Damage

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced he is making $13 million in quick release emergency relief funds immediately available to New York and Rhode Island to help begin repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, while assessments continue throughout the Northeast to determine the full extent of the damage

Tags: Highways

October 30, 2012 - Industry News

Superstorm Sandy Continues to Wreak Havoc on Highways

This is how Sandy looked at 1:45 p.m. EDT Sunday, heading toward the New Jersey coast.

As Post-tropical Storm Cyclone Sandy moves further inland, highway officials in some states are re-opening some routes. However, many highways and bridges in the affected region remained closed this morning, while the storm dumps snow, closing more highways further inland

Tags: Highways

October 28, 2012 - Industry News

Hurricane Sandy Battering East Coast

UPDATED 2 p.m. EDT: Hurricane Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, is hitting heavily populated areas such as New York City and Washington, D.C., this evening. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has declared a regional emergency, allowing for exception from some regulations for motor carriers providing emergency materials

Tags: Highways

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