highways

I-15 to be bottlenecked in Calif. until December

As part of the Interstate 15 Cajon Pass Rehabilitation Project, northbound lanes on I-15 from Highway 138 to Oak Hill Road will be reduced down to four lanes until December 2014, save for July 4th weekend.  Crews will be re-striping lanes on the I-15 converting the five-lane stretch to four lanes to maintain shoulder access for emergency responders. Traffic re-striping is taking place this week, and construction will be done overnight between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m.  The ...

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California considering replacing fuel tax with mileage tax

California could become the third West Coast state to test the feasibility of replacing state fuel excise tax with a vehicle-miles-traveled fee.

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I-495 in Delaware closes indefinitely at Christina River bridge

Supports for the I-495 bridge over the Christiana River in Delaware today were discovered to be tilting. Delaware Department of Transportation made the decision to close both north- and southbound lanes of 495 were closed at 6 p.m. today.

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Ray Lahood: Raise the fuel tax to return nation to ‘envy of the world’ on infrastructure

Speaking to attendees of the ALK Transportation Technology Summit in Princeton, N.J., former United States Department of Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood made a case for raising the federal fuel tax by 10 cents a gallon and indexing the level to inflation going forward.

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Senate committee passes six-year MAP-21 extension bill unanimously

The Senate’s Environment and Public Works committee made quick work of the highway reauthorization bill it unveiled just this week, passing the six-year plan unanimously Thursday, May 15.

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Senate highway bill would extend MAP-21 six years, bill low on trucking provisions

Not wanting to mess with success, the Senate Environment and Public Works committee delivered the policy portion of a six-year surface transportation reauthorization late Monday.

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Bill could require carriers to pay drivers for detention time

The Obama administration's highway bill provisions include driver compensation reform, including a requirement that carriers pay drivers for time spent on-duty but not driving.

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Foxx sends Obama highway bill to Congress, trucking groups unhappy with tolling measures

The Obama administration's transportation funding plan has officially made its way to Congress, as Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx unveiled the four-year, $302 billion plan April 29. Trucking groups, however, disapprove of the bill and its allowance of tolling Interstates.

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DOT’s Foxx pushing for long-term highway bill on week-long bus tour

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx is on the road this week pushing the Obama administration's four-year $302 billion plan and making localities and citizens aware of the Highway Trust Fund's nosedive.

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I-40 paving in AZ to cause delays

After being shut down for the winter, a paving project east of Holbrook, Ariz., will be starting again Monday, April 14.  The project covers eight miles of I-40 starting at the east side of Holbrook to Sun Valley (miles 290-297).    Work hours will be 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and the project is expected to be completed by late summer. During this time there may be lane closures of up to three ...

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