highways

Expansion of tolls on I-66 in Va. coming, general lanes to remain free for truckers

Express Mobility Partners will maintain one express lane and three regular lanes in each direction between the Beltway/I-495 and U.S. Route 29. Despite the new lanes being toll lanes, the general use lanes will remain free for truckers.

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Voters approve infrastructure funding initiatives in several states

New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Texas, Louisiana and Rhode Island voters approved measures in Tuesday's election to provide funding for infrastructure projects in their respective states.

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Some I-15, U.S. 95 ramps in Vegas closed through February

The closures began Wednesday night, Oct. 26, on the I-15 south and northbound ramps to U.S. Highway 95, the I-15 south and northbound ramps to Martin Luther King Boulevard and the U.S. 95 northbound ramp to Martin Luther King Boulevard.

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‘Be prepared to stop’: Documentary on need for U.S. infrastructure investment centers on trucking

On Nov. 10, the "Be prepared to stop" documentary film about deteriorating interstate highways and the truckers who spent large portions of their lives on them will be unveiled in St. Paul, Minn. Find details about the film, and how to attend the screening, here.

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I-95 reopens in Georgia, still closed in portions of Carolinas due to Hurricane Matthew flooding

Interstate 95 in Georgia is open to traffic as of Sunday afternoon, but chunks in South Carolina and North Carolina remain blocked or closed.

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DOT wants zero traffic deaths within next 30 years, announces ‘Road to Zero’ coalition

Road to Zero partners hope to accelerate the development of advanced vehicle technologies, the DOT says, along with addressing infrastructure challenges of both today and the coming decades.

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Notes on being attached

"Be safe out there – and keep an eye out for marauding fathers saving Mousies and blankets. (Like you need one more thing to watch out for...)"...

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A look at truckers’ highway tax bill from 2014

The trucking industry in 2014 raked in $726.4 billion in freight revenue, according to a recent report from ATA. Here's how much of that went to highway use taxes.

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At — and out of — risk in Illinois

Could an abundance of risk be a good thing? If IL state lawmakers and the guv don't reach a budget deal today, $2 billion worth of construction projects could halt. But if the state can't pay for the construction, who's to say whether it'll pay to remove all the barrels ...

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DOT looking to ban trucks from Kentucky highway due to frequency of truck crashes

FHWA says the predominant crash type seen on KY 151 involves trucks veering off the road where the road and shoulders are too narrow for trucks.

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