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House proposes another short-term highway bill, will fund roads through Nov. 20

The U.S. House late Friday unveiled a short-term highway funding bill that would extend highway appropriations for just 22 days beyond the current highway funding stopgap put in place in July.

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House highway bill advances, would remove CSA scores, change driver drug testing rules

The long-term highway bill, dubbed the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act, is a $325 billion bill and could be the groundwork for Congress’ longest highway funding measure since 2009’s SAFTEA-LU and the first multi-year bill since 2012.

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UPDATE: U.S. 95 reopens in Nevada northwest of Las Vegas after flood, fire

After a rough couple days of flood, fire and closures for U.S. 95 in Nevada between state road 60 and Tonopah, 95 reopened late Monday evening.

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House highway bill preferable to Senate version on tolling existing interstates, says anti-toll group

While the House bill would preserve the three-state tolling pilot program for existing interstates, it wouldn't allow funds collected through tolls to be diverted to other purposes.

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House releases highway bill that would remove CSA scores, allow under-21 truck operators and more

As highway funding presses, the House released Oct. 15 a funding bill that would remove carrier rankings in the CSA program from public view and set up a program for under-21 CDL holders and change driver drug testing rules.

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I-10 closures beginning tonight in Phoenix

Closures this weekend and next near the I-10/I-17 interchange are to accommodate crews working on the Deck Park Tunnel.

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UPDATE: All of I-95 in South Carolina reopened

The South Carolina Department of Transportation announced at 9 a.m. Monday it has reopened the southbound lanes of I-95 that had been closed since last week due to historic flooding in the state.

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DOT gives $5M to S.C. for emergency road repairs following hurricane

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Wednesday the immediate availability of $5 million in emergency relief funds to the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

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UPDATED: 271 roads, 143 bridges closed in South Carolina after downpour, flooding

There are more than 375 roads and more than 150 bridges closed in South Carolina due to heavy rainfall from Hurricane Joaquin.

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The scuffle over upping truck weight limit to 91,000 pounds: TCA comes out in opposition, Werner sees mixed benefit

A Congressional move to allow 91,000-pound trucks on U.S. highways would do more to hurt the trucking industry’s productivity than help it, says the Truckload Carriers Association. That and more takes...

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