Infrastructure

N.C. further limits tolling with legislation

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory has signed the second of two bills that limit the state’s ability to toll existing lanes.

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Energy, infrastructure hot issues at fleet conference

At the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference attendant to GATS, the bedrock trucking issues of energy and infrastructure funding were front and center.

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Americans prefer good roads to iPhones, electricity, Internet and sewage?

What's really more important in the lives of Americans — cable, cell phone, Internet, water, sewage or electricity? The surprising answer: Well-maintained transportation infrastructure.

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Roundup: I-5 bridge collapse weighing heavy, operators flying the flag

Many of the same issues are in the political foreground today around highway regulation and funding as were being debated in 2007 when the Minneapolis I-35W bridge fell, with sometimes overheated rhetoric.

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Dear American people: ‘You are about to be tracked 24/7′

Would you install an in-vehicle tracking device for an insurance discount? Most consumers wouldn't, which makes all the talk of a vehicle-miles-traveled highway tax all the more mystifying.

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Senate bill would incentivize transportation infrastructure investment

A $5 billion fund set up by the bill would provide loans and loan guarantees as incentives for private and state investment in projects that would improve highways and bridges.

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LaHood: ‘Sequester is dumb,’ next highway bill needs to be longer

In an address to AASHTO Wednesday, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said sequester would be a setback to transportation and the next highway bill should be five years long, not two.

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Reader: ‘We built our business one day at a time’

Overdrive reader Steve Bixler, in a team operation hauling frack sand with his wife, Doris, offers kudos on Max Heine's "Who built your business?" column.

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States must use unspent earmarked highway funding or lose it

The White House on Friday, Aug. 17, made more than $470 million in unspent earmarks available immediately to states for projects to improve the nation’s infrastructure.

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Geriatric infrastructure showing its age

I had to drive down my least favorite road today. It’s an old country two-lane, paved and repaired, with a strip of fresh asphalt lapping over old. It’s a bitch and a half to navigate, if you have both tires on the new pavement, you’re whacking weeds on the side of the road. If you ride with one tire on the old road and one on the new, you’re a mosquito hair from crossing center. ...

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