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August 22, 2012 - Industry News

Republican National Convention To Bring Traffic Gridlock In Tampa

Next week's Republican National Convention is expected to bring approximately 50,000 visitors to Tampa and drive delay times higher on the city's major roads by 18%, according to traffic intelligence company Inrix

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August 21, 2012 - Industry News

I-75 South Reopens Early in Tennessee Following Landslide Repairs

The Tennessee Department of Transportation officially reopened all lanes on I-75 South in Campbell County

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August 20, 2012 - Industry News

Minnesota Uses New Bridge-Building Tech to Slash Road-Closure Time

This Self-Propelled Modular Transporter was used to replace a bridge over I-35E in St. Paul with fewer road closures.

The Minnesota Department of Transportation used a giant automated machine called a Self-Propelled Modular Transporter to move a finished bridge into position over the weekend, and reduced the overall road closure time by two months

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August 17, 2012 - Industry News

Maine Turnpike Tolls to Rise Nov. 1

Tolls will go up on the Maine Turnpike starting Nov. 1. Last week, the Maine Turnpike Authority Board unanimously approved a plan to raise an additional $21.14 million in toll revenue to continue a 30-year plan to maintain and rehabilitate the Turnpike's network of bridges, interchanges and pavement and well as pay off existing debt

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August 15, 2012 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Takes Actions to Cut Down on Trucker Toll Fraud

Ohio Turnpike officials have set up a system to stop a longtime scam that truckers have used to short the roadway's automated payment machines $50,000 or more on a yearly basis

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August 10, 2012 - Industry News

Expect Nighttime Lane Closures on I-44 in Joplin, Mo.

Reconstruction of the interchange at Interstate 44 and Range Line Road in Joplin, Mo. (Mile Marker 8) begins this week and will result in some nighttime lane closures

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August 2, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Announces More Than $363 Million in Grants for State Highway Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today announced more than $363 million in grants to fund a wide variety of highway improvements, from interstate rehabilitation and reconstruction to technologies that result in improved safety and reduced construction congestion

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July 25, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Groups Warn Against N.Y. Thruway Toll Hike

Trucking and shipping interests are weighing in against a plan by the New York State Thruway Authority to hike truck tolls by 45%. In a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, American Trucking Associations and other trade groups said the proposed rate hike must be stopped

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July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Pa. Turnpike Commission OKs 2013 Toll Increase

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission this week announced a 10% toll increase for cash-paying customers and a 2% toll increase for E-ZPass users.

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July 24, 2012 - Industry News

Truck Groups Campaign Against I-95 Toll Proposal

Trucking groups are partnering to petition against a Virginia Department of Transportation proposal to build a new tolling facility on I-95 between mile markers 20 and 24 in Sussex County.

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July 20, 2012 - Industry News

'Carmageddon II' I-405 Freeway Closure Scheduled for September

The second 10-mile closure of both directions of the Los Angeles I-405 over the Sepulveda Pass, popularly known as "Carmageddon II," has been scheduled for Sept. 29-30, when contractors will demolish the remaining side of the Mulholland Bridge

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July 19, 2012 - Industry News

Reason Foundation Plan Would Fix Chicago Infrastructure Through Toll Roads

A new study from the Reason Foundation finds Chicago has severely underinvested in expressways and urges the region to embark on an ambitious long-term road-building plan paid for entirely by tolls. It's a financing method that doesn't sit well with some Illinois truckers, while others say avoiding Chicago's notorious congestion might be worth it

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July 19, 2012 - Industry News

East St. Louis Ramp from I-64 to I-55/70 to Close for Six Months

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the ramp from westbound I-64 to eastbound I-55/70 in East St. Louis will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, July 23, 2012, weather permitting.

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July 18, 2012 - Industry News

Public Speaks Out Against Privatizing Ohio Turnpike at Hearing

The Ohio Turnpike stretches 241 miles across Ohio from Indiana to Pennsylvania.

The first public hearing on privatizing the 241-mile Ohio Turnpike displayed the public's disapproval of the plan, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer

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July 18, 2012 - Industry News

NY Group Calls for Delay in Toll Increases

Unshackle Upstate, a taxpayer advocacy organization, wants the New York State Thruway Authority to conduct an audit before it goes through with a proposed 45% increase for trucks with three or more axles

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July 12, 2012 - Industry News

Bomb Threat Shuts Down Detroit-Windsor Tunnel

Around 12:30 p.m., employees who work for the tunnel received an anonymous call from someone saying there was a bomb in the tunnel.

UPDATED: A bomb threat closed the tunnel between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit for several hours Thursday, causing traffic backups as drivers on both sides of the border were rerouted,

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July 11, 2012 - Industry News

Zero-Emission Trucks Could be Part of I-710 Zero-Emission Corridor

One zero-emission truck being tested at LA_area ports is this hydrogen-fuel-cell Tyrano, made by Vision Motor Corp. of El Segundo, Calif.

Zero-emission trucks, such as hybrid-electric trucks receiving power along major roadways (similar to light-rail trains and buses in some cities), could be in demonstration in the next few years and eventually be part of a zero-emission corridor along the busy I-710 Freeway leaving the Ports of Los Angeles, according to a recent study.

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July 6, 2012 - Industry News

President Signs Highway Bill

President Obama signed the long-awaited highway bill into law at the White House this afternoon. The bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21, funds transportation programs through September 2014

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July 3, 2012 - Industry News

Caltrans Proposes Truck-Only Expressway on I-710

In its proposal for improvements to Interstate 710 in Los Angeles County between Ocean Boulevard and State Route 60, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is looking at a provision of a separate four-lane freight corridor to be used by conventional or zero-emission trucks

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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Tentative Agreement Reached on Highway Bill

Two controversial provisions have been dropped from the highway reauthorization bill as lawmakers reached a tentative agreement on a two-year measure, according to published reports

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June 27, 2012 - Industry News

Bay Area Toll Hike to Take Effect Sunday

The increase by the Bay Area Toll Authority affects the following bridges: Bay, Benicia-Martinez (above), Richmond-San Rafael, San Mateo, Carquinez, Dumbarton and Antioch.

Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area will be paying more for tolls starting Sunday, July 1. Tolls are increasing on all seven state-owned oll bridges in the area for big trucks, recreational vehicles and cars towing trailers, reports the Mercury News

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June 26, 2012 - Industry News

Debby Closes Part of I-10 in Florida

The Florida Highway Patrol closed parts of Interstate 10 in north Florida this morning due to flooding as Tropical Storm Debby continues to drench the state with rain

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June 23, 2012 - Industry News

Ambassador Bridge Owner Promotes Opposition to Detroit-Windsor Bridge

Opposition is already ramping up to the second border-crossing bridge planned to link Detroit, Mich., with Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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June 23, 2012 - Industry News

DOT Announces TIGER Grants

The Department of Transportation announced that 47 transportation projects in 34 states and the District of Columbia will receive a total of almost $500 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation's TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) 2012 program

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June 20, 2012 - Industry News

Tolls to Be Part of Two Major Bridge Projects

Working together, Kentucky and Indiana will build a new I-65 bridge over the Ohio River, reconstruct the I-64/I-65/I-71 Kennedy Interchange and build a new SR-265 East End facility.

The Federal Highway Administration yesterday announced decisions that allow two major bridge projects to move forward, one on I-95 between Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the other on I-65 between Kentucky and Indiana -- and both projects involved tolls

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