highways

Detours for I-5 bridge collapse in Washington

A large part of an Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River near Mount Vernon, Wash., collapsed Thursday evening after an oversize truck hit an overhead span of the bridge.

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N.C. House passes anti-tolling bill

The North Carolina House of Representatives have approved a measure that would prohibit tolling existing Interstate lanes.

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Washington troopers ride with truckers to target four-wheelers

Seattle-area troopers are sharing trucker cabs to target unsafe four-wheel behavior around trucks through May 24.

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Traffic congestion increases, could be economic indicator

In its latest report, the Traffic Scorecard, Inrix says 2013 saw a 4 percent increase in traffic congestion in the first quarter this year over 2012, which saw a 22 percent drop in congestion.

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Ohio approves 2.7 percent toll hike, speed limit increases

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.

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

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

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Tennessee troopers jump in trucks to catch texters

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.

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Report: Traffic gridlock increases, but points to strengthening economy

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

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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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Highway subcommittee chair talks highway usage tax, infrastructure

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.

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