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June 16, 2000 - Industry News

Lifting Tolls on Will Rogers Turnpike May Relieve Congestion

An agreement between the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will lift the 50-cent toll from the 13-mile stretch of the Will Rogers Turnpike between Claremore and Catoosa, but it may not happen for some time

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June 15, 2000 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Wants Truckers' Opinions on Travel Plazas

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is asking for input from truckers and motorists who use the Pennsylvania toll road with an online customer survey focusing on service plazas

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June 13, 2000 - Industry News

Nation’s Bridges Improving Slightly, Study Says

New federal data has revealed that the overall condition of bridges in the U.S. has improved, but approximately 29% are still in need of repair or improvement. The Road Information Program, a nonprofit transportation research group, analyzed the Federal Highway Administration’s latest data on bridges and concluded that 15 percent of the nation’s bridges are structurally deficient, while 14 percent are functionally obsolete – for a total of 29 percent. In 1998, the number was 30 percent

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June 11, 2000 - Industry News

Interstates as Runways: It 'Aint So

I don't know if 10 percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka. I don't know if a cow can go upstairs, but not downstairs. And I certainly don't know if a

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Work to Begin on Biggs Rapid Bridge

Construction on the Biggs Rapid Bridge on U.S. 97 between Washington and Oregon will begin this week, resulting in a single lane of traffic closing across the bridge for 11 weeks

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Green Light Breaks Record

Oregon’s Green Light Truck Preclearance System has topped its previous record for the number of weigh stations bypassed, allowing more than 50,000 bypasses of trucks throughout the state during Ma

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June 9, 2000 - Industry News

Mandatory Brake Stop Being Misused by Tired Truckers

Truckers wanting to catch a bit of shut-eye at a mandatory brake check station in West Virginia are causing some congestion problems, reports the Associated Press

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Richmond Bridge Construction To Cause Nighttime Delays

The Virginia Department of Transportation last weekend began a major construction project to restore the James River Bridge that carries I-95 through downtown Richmond

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June 8, 2000 - Industry News

Florida to Examine Crowded Roadways

Florida is planning a two-year study to find out how much their roadways cost consumers when it comes to delivering goods and services by looking into truck traffic and freight movement

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June 7, 2000 - Industry News

Vermont To Install Interstate Rumble Strips

Vermont is installing rumble strips along all 320 miles of interstate

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

PrePass to be Deployed Across Illinois

By the end of the year, trucks traveling through Illinois will be able to get through a lot easier if they've got a PrePass transponder on their windshield

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June 6, 2000 - Industry News

Budget for Wilson Bridge Unrealistic, Experts Say

Federal highway officials are looking for ways to cut construction costs of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, but the measures may be unworkable, transportation experts war

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June 2, 2000 - Industry News

Florida Fires Close Highway, Continue to Spread

Smoke from wildfires in Florida billowed across the state last week causing a series of accidents that closed a major north-south interstate

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May 27, 2000 - Industry News

Damaged Ohio Toll Booths Won't Be Rebuilt

Toll booths that were damaged in a fiery tractor-trailer crash near the Ohio border will not be rebuilt, a Turnpike Commission spokesman has told the Associated Press

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May 26, 2000 - Industry News

NC Senator Pushing for Tolls on I-95

Trucks entering North Carolina on Interstate 95 from Virginia or South Carolina would have to come up with some spare change if a state senator has his way

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May 26, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Road Construction Likely to Cause Delays

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season, and brings with it increased highway work and potential driving delays, according to Oregon Transportation Department officials

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May 25, 2000 - Industry News

Wilson Bridge to Cost More Than Expected

Federal officials projected this month that a new Woodrow Wilson bridge could cost 25 percent more than originally planned, and Maryland and Virginia leaders want the U.S. to cover the shortfall

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May 21, 2000 - Industry News

New Tollway Open In Dallas Area

The North Texas Tollway Authority has opened another 2 miles of the President George Bush Turnpike between Campbell Road and SH 78 in Garland

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May 18, 2000 - Industry News

Houston May Ban Trucks From Left Lane Of I-10

The Houston city council is moving closer to banning big rigs from the left lane of I-10 during the day

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Truck Traffic Concern In I-70 Hearings

Truck traffic is a major concern expressed by drivers who have written to the Missouri Department of Transportation about its proposal to add two lanes to Interstate 70 in each direction between Kansas City and St. Louis.

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May 17, 2000 - Industry News

Interstate 70 sinking in Pennsylvania

Interstate 70 in Washington County, Pennsylvania, has been sinking as much as a foot and a half during the night due to a Consol Energy coal mine underneath the highway, according to the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Assn

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May 15, 2000 - Industry News

Super Asphalt Gets Mixed Reviews

A road-building approach pioneered in the late 1980s and early 1990s that supposedly makes for more durable highways is slowly gaining converts, but some questions have been raised about whether it is being implemented to the

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May 8, 2000 - Industry News

NC Starts Work On I-85

North Carolina has begun a resurfacing project along nearly 9 miles of Interstate 85 in Orange County

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May 3, 2000 - Industry News

Missouri Considers I-70 Options

Missouri highway officials are just weeks away from deciding the best way to expand capacity on Interstate 70 between Kansas City and St. Louis

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April 27, 2000 - Industry News

New Hampshire Eliminates Connecticut River Toll

Truckers crossing the Connecticut River between Springfield, VT. and Charlestown, NH won't have to pay toll anymore, beginning this summer. New Hampshire Gov. Jeanne Shaheen signed into law Friday the abolition of the toll over the

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