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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

Too Many New Roads, Not Enough Bike Trails, Transit Advocates Say

State transportation officials are spending too much federal money on new roads and not enough on mass transit, bike trails, and other people-moving alternatives likely to reduce traffic congestion, says the Surface Transportation Policy Project

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March 23, 2000 - Industry News

New St. Louis Overpasses Can't Handle Oversize Loads

Missouri is replacing 13 overpasses on I-70 in the St. Louis area, but most won't meet state or federal height standards for highway bridges, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Representatives of the trucking industry question

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March 22, 2000 - Industry News

Too Many Potholes, Study Says

More than a third of the major roads in the nation's largest metropolitan areas are significantly deteriorated and badly in need of reconstruction or resurfacing, says a recently released report from The Road Information Program.

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March 16, 2000 - Industry News

Oregon Providing Free Highway Info Via Fax

Truckers can now get up-to-the-minute information on closures and traffic delays on Oregon state highways through the Oregon Department of Transportation's free QuickFax service

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March 15, 2000 - Industry News

Lots of Road Construction in St. Louis

As spring arrives, several construction projects will get underway in the St. Louis area. They include night and midday pavement and bridge-deck repairs on Interstate 44, between Lindbergh Blvd. in Kirkwood and Murdoch Ave. in Webster

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March 13, 2000 - Industry News

I-25 to be Improved in Colorado

An 18-month project is underway to improve the northbound lanes of Interstate 25 between Bijou and Fillmore Streets in Colorado Springs. Northbound traffic will be rerouted to a temporary road alongside the southbound lanes of

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March 13, 2000 - Industry News

Illinois DOT Working on Chicago Bottleneck

The Illinois Department of Transportation will soon begin the two-year task of unsnarling the Hillside Bottleneck in the Chicago area

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March 8, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Plazas to Be Closed For Renovations

In the midst of a capital improvement program to reconstruct 16 service plazas, the Ohio Turnpike Commission has announced that it will close two plazas in March and another two in September.

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March 6, 2000 - Industry News

Western Governors Oppose Diversion of Highway Money

A dozen Western governors are opposing a federal budget proposal that would divert more than $1 billion in state highway funds

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February 29, 2000 - Industry News

Final Phase Of I-55 Reconstruction To Start In Chicago

The final phase of Illinois' Mission I-55, the Stevenson Expressway reconstruction in Chicago, begins at 9 p.m. Friday

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February 17, 2000 - Industry News

New York Thruway Backs Off Toll Proposal

Under pressure from everyone from the trucking industry to the governor, the New York Thruway Authority said it will reconsider its proposed toll hike

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February 15, 2000 - Industry News

New York Thruway Chief Says Higher Tolls Needed

The New York Thruway Authority proposes to raise tolls in June. Authority chief John Platt told the state Assembly's Transportation Committee that without the increase, the authority would fall $216 million short of what it needs to pay off debt and pay for maintenance and construction during the next six years

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February 9, 2000 - Industry News

Ohio Looks At Future Of I-75

The Ohio Department of Transportation, along with the cities of Cincinnati, Dayton and Toledo, are taking a close look at what needs to be done to Interstate 75 as traffic continues to increase

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January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Higher Tolls And A Side of Fries

Great news. Now you can use your toll booth transponder to pay for Big Macs. Just pick up your order at a participating McDonalds in California’s Orange County and scoot through. The Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA)

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January 28, 2000 - Industry News

Not So Intelligent Transportation

Collision in New Jersey! Local politics runs over national policy! You'll never see the headline, but the collision is real enough. Last week, the New Jersey Turnpike announced

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January 26, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Turnpike Hikes Tolls

The New Jersey Turnpike Commission has approved a set of toll hikes beginning this spring. The timing and amount will depend on the deployment of the EZ-Pass electronic toll collection system on the 118-mile-long road

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January 24, 2000 - Industry News

10 Killed In Fiery Pileup

The southbound lane of Interstate 29 near Platte City, MO, remained closed early this morning as workers cleared the remains of a fiery 24-vehicle pileup that killed 10 after a tractor-trailer jackknifed on the icy interstate

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January 10, 2000 - Industry News

PrePass Added To East St. Louis Weigh Station

The PrePass system is being installed at the weigh station on the westbound lane of Interstate 55/70 in Maryville, IL, just east of St. Louis

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January 5, 2000 - Industry News

New Jersey Toll Increase Vote Could Be Delayed

A vote by New Jersey Turnpike commissioners on whether to raise tolls could be postponed so officials can have time to go through more than 1,000 public comments

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January 3, 2000 - Industry News

Detour In Place On Florida 19

Trucks traveling on State Road 19 from the Groveland, FL, area to U.S. Highway 27 in northern Lake County will have to take a long detour starting this week

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Expert Says Illinois Should Not Abolish Tollway

An international expert on toll roads is urging Illinois not to abolish its tollway system

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December 22, 1999 - Industry News

Arkansas Gets Money For Interstate 30

The U.S. Department of Transportation released more than $14 million in grants for Arkansas highways and bridges

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Wilson Bridge Replacement Going Forward

Construction of a 12-lane replacement of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge in Washington, DC, is set to go forward after a court decision last week

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

Georgia To Change Exit Numbering

Georgia is changing its Interstate exit numbering system to reflect the number of miles rather than the number of exits

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December 21, 1999 - Industry News

West Virginia Turnpike Offers Electronic Tolls

The West Virginia Turnpike has added the E-ZPass electronic toll collection system

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