Government, Business

In Pandemic-Era First, Driving on US Highways Tops 2019 Levels

Traffic moves along Highway 101 in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 25. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News) Traffic moves along Highway 101 in San Francisco, Calif., on Nov. 25. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Here’s the latest sign of the great U.S. gasoline comeback: For the first time since the pandemic started, driving on the nation’s highways is higher than at the same time in 2019.

Andres Guerra Luz | Bloomberg News
April 15, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Nebraska DOT Nears Construction of Fremont Beltway Project

Nebraska A depiction of the Fremont Southeast Beltway project. (Nebraska Department of Transportation video)

Nebraska Department of Transportation officials announced they have secured a construction schedule for a major beltway project with the help of financial support from local representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 2, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Logistics, TCA

Colorado Set to Be First State to Test ‘Smart Pavement’

Integrated Roadways

Tim Sylvester, CEO of Kansas City, Mo.-based Integrated Roadways, thinks his startup company’s “smart pavement” — bristling with sensors and the latest fiber-optic and wireless technology — could be a lifesaver in mishaps.

John Aguilar | The Denver Post
May 30, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Maryland Governor Promises Traffic Signals With Artificial Intelligence to Ease Highway Congestion

Photo by @larryHogan

Drivers in 14 state highway corridors in Maryland will see their travel times cut over the next year as a result of a $50 million upgrade to traffic signals, Gov. Larry Hogan said Oct. 25.

Michael Dresser | The Baltimore Sun
October 25, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety

Guardrail Maker Wins Reversal of $663 Million Judgment

A pick-up truck hits the end of a guardrail head on during a slight angle crash test at Karco Engineering safety testing facility in Adelanto, Calif. Kevork Djansezian/Bloomberg News

Guardrail maker Trinity Industries Inc. won’t have to pay a $663 million judgment that was awarded in a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging the company defrauded the U.S. government with a faulty highway guardrail safety system.

October 3, 2017
Business, Technology, TCA

Drones, Artificial Intelligence Creep Into Road Construction

A drone inspects a bridge MNDOT

High above the Balfour interchange on State Route 4 in Brentwood, Calif., a drone buzzes, its sensors keeping a close watch on the volumes of earth being moved to make way for a new highway bypass.

Erin Baldassari | East Bay Times
July 26, 2017
Government, Safety

Speeding Crackdown Targets High-Risk Routes in Southeast

Maggi Gunnels, Harris Blackwood Gunnels, Blackwood by Tennessee Highway Safety Office

State and local law enforcement officers from five Southeastern states are out in large numbers in a special enforcement operation primarily looking for trucks and cars speeding on highways and interstates.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
July 18, 2017
Government, Business

Roundtable Participants Voice a Variety of Concerns to House Panel

House Transportation Committee

Truckers and other transportation stakeholders last week voiced a variety of regulatory, infrastructure and funding concerns to the House Highways and Transit Subcommittee.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 22, 2016

At 60, Interstate Highway System’s Bridges Need Upgrade, Report Says

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

A significant number of bridges along the Interstate Highway System are in need of repairs, a recent report by a non-profit transportation group found.

June 28, 2016

Interstate System Turns 60; Highways Show Their Age

Courtesy of Dwight D. Eisenhower Library

The Interstate Highway System, the backbone of U.S. freight transportation, turns 60 years old this week.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
June 27, 2016