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September 11, 2014 - Industry News

Avoid Interstate 5 in Olympia the Next 2 Weekends

A bridge structural repair near Olympia, Wash. over the next two weekends is expected to cause traffic problems due to ramp and lane closures. The Washington Department of Transportation is warning drivers to avoid the Interstate 5 in Olympia if possible.

Tags: Washington, Traffic Congestion, Road Construction, Interstate 5, I-5

September 3, 2014 - Industry News

I-64 Closures Expected to Affect St. Louis Drivers

Several lane closures on Interstate 64 in St. Louis are expected to impact drivers heading downtown from Sept. 4-10.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Missouri Department of Transportation, I-70, I-64, St. Louis, Missouri, Highway Construction

September 3, 2014 - Industry News

Bridge Repair on I-5 to Cause Traffic Delays in Washington

Map of the affected areas. Graphic via WSDOT.

The Washington State Department of Transportation expects a bridge expansion joint repair project to cause lengthy traffic backups and delays in Olympia Washington in mid-September.

Tags: Washington, Traffic Congestion, Department of Transportation, Interstate 5, Road Construction

August 28, 2014 - Industry News

Labor Day Holiday Traffic Expected to be Greatest Since 2008

Photo: Evan Lockridge

Nearly 35 million million Americans are expected to journey 50 miles or more from home Thursday through Monday, a 1.3% percent increase over 2013.

Tags: Security, Safety, Traffic Congestion, Highway Fatalities, Cargo Theft, Holiday Travel

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

Colorado Adding Temporary Express Lanes to Crowded Part of I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.

Tags: Colorado, Tolls, Traffic Congestion, I-70, Road Construction, Interstate 70

May 23, 2014 - Industry News

Increased Cargo Thefts, Traffic, Highway Deaths Come with Memorial Day Holiday

AAA projects 36.1 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 1.5% increase from last year, with more than eight in 10 driving to their destinations.

Tags: Security, AAA, Safety, Traffic Congestion, National Safety Council, Crash-Related Injuries, Highways, Cargo Theft, FreightWatch

April 30, 2014 - Industry News

Traffic Congestion Cost Trucking More Than $9 Billion Last Year

Congestion on the nation’s Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released Wednesday by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Tags: Operating Costs, American Transportation Research Institute, Traffic Congestion, ATRI

March 4, 2014 - Industry News

Traffic Congestion Climbed in 2013

A new report shows traffic congestion in the U.S. increased last year after two consecutive years of declines and is growing faster than the nation’s economy.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways, Inrix

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Traffic Advisories Issued Ahead of This Weekend’s Super Bowl

While Super Bowl XLVIII is still a few days away but it’s already affecting traffic in parts of New York City and New Jersey.

Tags: New York City, New Jersey, Traffic Congestion

December 10, 2013 - Industry News

Ports of L.A. and Long Beach to Test System to Speed Up Truck Movements

In an effort to streamline traffic at the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the Freight Advanced Traveler Information Program Demonstration Project will go live on Wednesday.

Tags: Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach, Traffic Congestion, Port Trucking

November 26, 2013 - Industry News

Millions Hitting the Road for Thanksgiving Travel

AAA projects 43.4 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a decrease of 1.5% from the 44 million people who traveled last year.

Tags: AAA, Traffic Congestion

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Traffic Congestion Forecast to be Worse in Spots around Thanksgiving

Traffic congestion wasn't even on the radar during Thanksgiving in 1900, about the time this postcard was created. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

For trucking the time before and after holidays often means traffic is heavier at times and this Thanksgiving may be a whopper in some places.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Inrix

September 13, 2013 - Industry News

U.S. Canada Tolled Border Crossing Traffic Falls

New figures from the Public Border Operators Association show total vehicles visiting the 11 tolled border crossing between the United States and Canada fell in August compared to the same time a year ago.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Tolls, Traffic Congestion

August 28, 2013 - Industry News

Travel Delays Expected Through Monday Along I-95 in Baltimore

As the city of Baltimore gears up for the 2013 Baltimore Grand Prix taking place this weekend, the Maryland Transportation Authority and the Maryland State Highway Administration are reminding drivers to anticipate delays,

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Maryland, City of Baltimore, I-95, Interstate 95

August 27, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: Increasing Traffic Congestion Points to Improving Economy

If increased traffic along the nation’s highways is a accurate indicator of increased commerce and an improving economy, then things are better overall than they were the same time a year ago according to one firm, Inrix, which monitors traffic congestion.

Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Freight, Inrix

August 23, 2013 - Industry News

Traffic This Labor Day Expected to be Highest in Several Years

Credit: AAA

Trucking can likely expect bigger traffic delays during the upcoming Labor Day holiday than they have experienced over the past few years

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways

July 30, 2013 - Industry News

Road Fix: Mobile Phone App Opens Direct Digital Complaint Line to Congress

Stuck in traffic? Have a cell phone? Here’s your chance to turn your wasted breath into a digital complaint that could actually get something done. Building America’s Future, a bipartisan coalition dedicated to reinvestment in infrastructure, today introduced a new mobile phone app that gives motorists a direct link to their elected representatives.

Tags: Congress, Information Technology, Traffic Congestion, Highway Trust Fund, White House, Building America's Future

July 8, 2013 - Industry News

California Seeks to Break Freight Bottleneck

Credit: U.S. DOT

The U.S. Transportation Department says California's Devore Interchange is a critical freight link serving 21,000 trucks each day. Now the state has broken ground on a modernized Devore Interchange that will relieve freight congestion.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Freight, I-15, I-215, Highways, California

July 1, 2013 - Industry News

Independence Day Holiday Travel Forecast Down From Last Year

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, the highways are forecast to be a little less crowded than they were a year ago.

Tags: AAA, Traffic Congestion, Highways

June 26, 2013 - Industry News

Economic Watch: More Traffic Congestion, Better Economy

If trucking is the lifeblood of the nation’s economy, then surprisingly, there is no reason for alarm if the arteries carrying those trucks seem a little clogged. Traffic information services provider Inrix reports traffic congestion rose nationally more than 9% in May, signaling the continued strengthening of the national economy.

Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Inrix

June 4, 2013 - Industry News

Increasing Traffic Congestion May Point to Strengthening Economy

If traffic congestion is a good indicator of the health of the economy, then some economists’ recent concerns about hitting a so-called “soft patch” during the current quarter may be unfounded.

Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

Memorial Day Weekend Traffic Expected to be Greater than Last Year

While AAA projects slightly fewer Americans overall will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend than last year, due to a decline in air travel, traffic on the roadways is expected to be higher.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways

April 24, 2013 - Industry News

Traffic Congestion Increasing After Declining Two Straight Years

Traffic congestion on U.S. roadways is back after two consecutive years of declines, with traffic congestion up 4% in the first quarter compared to 2012, according to traffic information provider Inrix in its sixth Traffic Scorecard Annual Report.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways, Inrix

April 1, 2013 - Industry News

Highway Gridlock Grows Worse

A new report says gridlock in the U.S. has staged a dramatic comeback after two years of post-recession lows, but it’s also a sign the economy is bouncing back. Data from the most recent Inrix Gridlock Index shows traffic jumped by almost 10% during February – the largest year-over-year increase recorded in two years, and a healthy sign of rising economic activity across 100 metro areas.

Tags: Traffic Congestion, Highways, Infrastructure, Inrix

February 6, 2013 - Industry News

Congestion Cost Trucking $27 billion in 2011

Congestion has a price, and for the trucking industry, It's billions of dollars lost. The total financial cost of congestion in 2011 was $121 billion, up one billion dollars from the year before and translating to $818 per U.S. commuter. Of that total, about $27 billion worth was wasted time and diesel fuel from trucks moving goods on the system.

Tags: Economy, Traffic Congestion, Infrastructure, Highways

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