highways

Infrastructure fixes running out of gas

We can’t expect tomorrow’s dwindling fossil-fuel-powered vehicles to adequately fund already under-funded highways while the e-powered elite rides free.

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Who knew infrastructure would be so hard?

"You can put lipstick on a pig, but you can't make it drink." Let's try that again: "We can't keep stitching together the sow's ear of an infrastructure and expect trillion-dollar silk purse outcomes."

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Rhode Island to begin trucks-only toll construction this week

RIDOT says after the gantries are installed, its tolling contractor will begin an approximate one-month test of the system before the tolls go live to truckers.

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Trump’s highway plan pushes for ramping up Interstate tolling, leaves funding up to states and private sector

Notably, the infrastructure package would repeal the current ban on Interstate tolling, allow for the commercialization of rest areas and alter the types of projects supported by federal funds. It’s unclear whether lawmakers intend to take up Trump’s proposal, which he touted at the State of the Union in late January.

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More tolls or no tolls? Two-thirds of readers say no

Just a third of readers favored any liberalization whatsoever in the ability of government to toll interstate routes, whether current or new routes or expansion lanes.

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I-10 Eastbound near Phoenix to be closed this weekend

The Arizona DOT suggests taking alternate routes around the closure, including the Loop 101 west of I-17.

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Leaked Trump infrastructure plan heralds tolls to come; Tesla ‘Autopilot’ — it’s happened again

More tales of tolls told in infrastructure priorities from a U.S. administration, and opposition quick to howl. Plus: More mishaps emerging from not-so-aptly-named Tesla "Autopilot" feature in cars...

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POLL: Should tolls on existing or new interstate lanes/routes be allowed?

With liberalization of rules around use of tolls on existing and new federal-aid interstate routes and lanes back in highway infrastructure funding discussion, what's your view on whether tolls ought to be allowed as a funding mechanism?

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Michigan, Arizona prepping for interstate construction projects on I-94, I-10

Shoulder closures and some single lane closures will take place on weekdays on I-94 in Michigan February through May, followed by a construction project through fall 2019. I-10 will be closed in Arizona near Phoenix on some weekends beginning Jan. 26.

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Mudslides, flooding cause highway closures in SoCal

Portions of U.S. 101 and California Highways 33, 150, 27 and 2 are closed Wednesday morning as a result of flooding and mudslides.

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