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Interstate tolling: Time to give it up

Congress has dodged the obvious solution, raising fuel taxes, for years because raising taxes is unpopular. What has become popular, for many of those making federal law, is to dump this hot potato to the states.

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State’s trucks-only toll plan stymied for now

Rhode Island lawmakers ended their regular session June 25 without approving a plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding a truck-only user fee on about two dozen bridges.

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Rhode Island proposes truck-only toll

"Highway robbery" -- trucking associations respond to Rhode Island’s move to a ten-year plan to fund repair of the state’s deteriorating infrastructure by adding a truck-only toll on 17-20 bridges.

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I-75 work continues in wake of Sunday Detroit tanker fire

The I-75 NB connector between the Fisher and Chrysler freeways expected to remain closed through Friday, May 29. And: Historic flooding in Okla., Texas continues to hamper travel. More updates here.

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Thursday ‘share the road’ trio

Local Tennessee paper instructs motorists on safety around big trucks, large Georgia newspaper likens crash victims to casualties of war, and a little good news on Virginia port investment to combat congestion.

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Highways round-up: I-95 speed limit in Del. going up, Mich. I-75/I-94 construction, more

Beginning May 14, MDOT will begin replacing I-75 bridge supports under the eastbound I-94 ramp. Work is expected to continue through June 12, during which time EB I-94 ramp to NB I-75 will close.

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I-44 bridge work in OKC reveals further damage

Damage prompted lane closures between Pennsylvania and Western avenues that, OklaDOT says, should reopen in May. Lane closures in Okemah on I-40, meanwhile, are ongoing through the fall.

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I-70 WB in Indiana down to one lane Wed., Sat.

The Indiana Department of Transportation announced construction crews will restrict westbound Interstate 70 lanes near U.S. 35, Exit 149, and the truck scale facilities in Richmond.

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Toll roads trend in recent decade as new toll mileage well outpaces total system growth

Tolled Interstate mileage grew by about 17 percent in the 2003-2013 time frame, while total Interstate mileage grew by just over 2 percent.

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Mich. I-94, I-69 interchange closure

MDOT announced the I-94/I-69 interchange in St. Clair County would close for three nights straight for bridge beam replacement.

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