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Government, Business, Fuel, Logistics

Uniform Road Laws, Reduced Congestion Could Ease Interstate Trucking, Experts Say

Oil tanker North Dakota An oil tanker truck drives along a road in Williston, N.D. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

WASHINGTON — Harmonization among states on road laws relating to capacity would vastly improve interstate trucking, according to industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2018
Government, Business

House Bill Would Allow Interstate Trucking for 18- to 21-Year-Olds

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A new bill that would open interstate trucking opportunities to people between the ages of 18 and 21 was introduced in the House of Representatives March 21.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 21, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Highway From Mexico to Canada Looks for Traction

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It’s only a modest 2.5 miles of a long-term plan to better connect Las Vegas and Phoenix — the two largest cities in the U.S. not currently linked by an interstate — and a longer-term dream to link Mexico, the U.S and Canada.

Mick Akers | Las Vegas Sun
September 5, 2017
Government

As Minnesota's Road Funding Dries Up, State Agencies Face Dilemma: Patch or Redo?

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The joints had been fixed and fresh asphalt laid over 40-year-old concrete on Interstate 94 between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center. But before traffic even started to roll over the new multimillion-dollar freeway, the pavement buckled in five places from the 90-degree June heat, leading to higher costs and more delays.

Tim Harlow | StarTribune
July 5, 2017
Government, Business

Interstate Highway System Concrete Birthday Cake Given to Federal Highway Administration

To celebrate the 60th birthday of the Interstate Highway System, advocates presented the Federal Highway Administration with a cracked, concrete birthday “cake,” topped with six road flares, to call Congress to act on increasing infrastructure funding.

Vincent Barone | amNewYork, New York
June 28, 2016
Business

New $1 Billion, 213-Mile Interstate Planned to Connect Norfolk and Raleigh

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A new $1 billion interstate highway planned to connect Norfolk, Virginia, and Raleigh, North Carolina, will open a high-speed unobstructed route between a Virginia port and the Research Triangle.

Jeff Hampton | The Virginian-Pilot
June 10, 2016
Business

Interstate 10 to Open One Lane Each Direction July 24

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Interstate 10 will partially reopen July 24, officials have announced, bringing relief much sooner than expected to truckers and other motorists who depend on the route connecting Southern California and Phoenix.

Transport Topics
July 22, 2015
Business

Wisconsin Seeks to Convert U.S. 41 to an Interstate

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will proceed with its application to convert 175 miles of U.S. 41 into a part of the interstate highway system.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
December 23, 2014
Government, Business

STB to Review Whether Calif. Rail Idling Plan Violates Federal Interstate Commerce Law

The Surface Transportation Board is stepping into a California rail dispute by announcing its intention to decide whether a federal interstate commerce law prevents a local agency from advancing its plan to reduce locomotive idling.

March 10, 2014
Business

First Stretch of Long-Awaited I-69 Opens in Indiana

The first three sections of Interstate 69 in Indiana have opened to traffic on a 67-mile stretch through the southwest part of the state.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2012

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