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California dabbling with replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

| September 17, 2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown has received legislation that would make California the third West Coast state to test replacing state fuel tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

DOT only taken half of bridge safety measures required by MAP-21 law

| August 28, 2014

Only 12 of the 24 bridge safety actions required by the current MAP-21 highway funding law have been implemented by the Federal Highway Administration, according to a report released Aug. 26 by the DOT’s Office ...

I-495 Christina River Bridge reopened to all traffic

| August 26, 2014

Delaware DOT quietly reopened the northbound lanes of the formerly tilting I-495 bridge over the Christina River on Saturday, August 23.

Senate acts to ensure highway funding to May, passes short-term bill

| August 01, 2014

The Senate on Thursday passed a 10-month funding bill that will prevent the Highway Trust Fund from going broke until the end of May. The bill was passed by the House earlier this month, so ...

Senate clears short-term highway fix, sets up showdown with House

| July 30, 2014

The Senate passed 66-31 Tuesday its version of a short-term patch for the nation’s highway funding, which the House passed last week. The upper chamber, however, changed the House version some, shortening it and changing ...

VIDEO: I-5 Skagit River bridge replacement slides into place

| July 16, 2014

String of failures led to I-5 bridge strike, collapse in 2013, NTSB says

| July 16, 2014

A distracted pilot car driver, lack of low-clearance signage on the bridge and poor route planning by the carrier all played a role in the bridge strike and collapse, NTSB says.

House clears 6-month highway funding patch

| July 16, 2014

An $11 billion highway funding plan passed the House on Tuesday and would patch the Highway Trust Fund for six months, but the bill does nothing to address the systemic shortfall in federal transportation and ...

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