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Ohio approves 2.7 percent toll hike, speed limit increases

| April 15, 2013

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill which includes a proposed 2.7 percent annual increase in Turnpike truck tolls through 2023 and approves speed increases on some roadways.

President’s budget includes $77 billion for transportation, criticized by ATA

| April 10, 2013

The President's budget includes $50 million for immediate infrastructure improvement and full support of the MAP-21 highway bill.

Tennessee troopers jump in trucks to catch texters

| April 09, 2013

The Tennessee Highway Patrol has taken to trucks to spot car, pickup and minivan drivers violating day-to-day rules like not wearing a seatbelt and texting while driving.

Report: Traffic gridlock increases, but points to strengthening economy

| April 04, 2013

Though Inrix's Gridlock Index showed steady traffic in December, that could mean good things for the economy, the firm says.

CBS42: Sinkhole snags tractor-trailer

| March 08, 2013

Senate bill would incentivize transportation infrastructure investment

| March 04, 2013

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.

Highway subcommittee chair talks highway usage tax, infrastructure

| February 28, 2013

Rep. Thomas Petri said a vehicle miles traveled tax — a highway usage fee, essentially — may be a source of revenue for highway funding in the future.

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

| February 28, 2013

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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