Eleanor Lamb

Eleanor Lamb

Staff Reporter

@eleanorannlamb

Eleanor Lamb started working as a staff reporter for Transport Topics in July 2017. She covers a variety of issues, including state and local government affairs, infrastructure funding and trucking research. Her work has taken her all over the country. Two favorite destinations are Kansas City, Mo., and Boulder City, Nev. She regularly appears on Transport Topics Radio.


Government, Business, Fuel

Chicago Mayor’s Budget Proposal Calls for City Fuel Tax Hike

View of Chicago A view of Chicago at sunrise. Chicago’s current vehicle fuel tax rate is 5 cents per gallon. Additionally, Illinois’ motor fuel tax is 46 cents per gallon for diesel and 38 cents per gallon for gasoline. (Gian Lorenzo Ferretti Photography/Getty Images)

Chicago is planning for a 3-cent fuel tax increase in an effort to help restore the city’s financial well-being amid the coronavirus pandemic,

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 22, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Clarified Guidance Supports Health Care Access for Cross-Border Truckers

Truckers drive across the Ambassador Bridge Commercial trucks drive across the Ambassador Bridge on the Canada-U.S. border in Windsor, Ontario. (Cole Burston/Bloomberg News)

The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario has clarified its policy on treating truck drivers who cross the border from the United States into Canada for essential operations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 21, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Kansas DOT Updates Information Website Used by Truckers

Image from KanDrive.org Screenshot of KanDriv.org

The Kansas Department of Transportation has updated KanDrive, its traveler information website that includes roadway and traffic condition details for truckers and passenger vehicle drivers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 20, 2020
Government, Business

Idaho Transportation Department Collects Comments on Truck-Weight Issue

Dairy hauler The three applications were filed by dairy haulers for the purpose of transporting milk. (New York Department of Agriculture and Markets)

The Idaho Transportation Department is accepting public comments on applications to allow trucks weighing up to 129,000 pounds to travel on segments of three routes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 19, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

DOT Awards $220 Million for Port Infrastructure

Norfolk International Terminals at Port of Virginia Trucks sit at the Norfolk International Terminals at the Port of Virginia. The terminals received $20.1 million to support expansion of the facility’s Central Rail Yard, which will involve the construction of eight tracks. (Port of Virginia)

The U.S. Department of Transportation awarded $220 million in grants to improve port infrastructure, including facilities used by freight vehicles.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Minnesota DOT Completes International Bridge Replacement

Baudette bridge visualization Visualization of the bridge project. (Minnesota Department of Transportation)

The Minnesota Department of Transportation has completed the $39.3 million replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge, which links north-central Minnesota to Ontario.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 16, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Texas Officials Unveil Truck Inspection Facility Along I-10

New truck inspection station in Seguin, Texas The inspection station includes a platform scale spanning 90 feet that allows inspectors to weigh an entire truck at once. (Texas Department of Public Safety via Facebook)

The Texas Department of Public Safety has opened a technologically advanced truck inspection facility in Seguin, which straddles Interstate 10.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2020
Government, Business

Wisconsin Leaders Allocate $129 Million in Aid for Local Governments

Wisconsin road JamesBrey/Getty Images

Wisconsin officials announced $129.6 million in transportation aid has been directed to local government agencies.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 14, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Utah DOT Opens Runaway Truck Ramp

Utah The ramp. (Screenshot via Utah DOT)

The Utah Department of Transportation unveiled a newly constructed truck escape system that is meant to serve commercial motor vehicle operators navigating a challenging intersection.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Colorado DOT Starts Work on Military Access Project

Colorado Route 94 near Colorado Springs State Route 94 is the main road connecting Colorado Springs, Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force base. (Colorado Department of Transportation)

Colorado is beginning work on the Military Access, Mobility and Safety Improvement Project, which is meant to improve the infrastructure that serves the military bases in Colorado Springs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020

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