Government, Logistics, TCA

West Virginia Turnpike Tolls to Double


West Virginia’s motorists and visitors traveling across the Mountain State learned June 7 that tolls along the West Virginia Turnpike will double when the year 2019 arrives on their calendars.

Greg Jordan | Bluefield (W. Va.) Daily Telegraph
June 8, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Texas Planning Group Outlines Regional Freight Corridor

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In Texas, Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization officials expect to present the draft version of a regional freight corridor plan later this summer.

Michael Hutchins | Herald Democrat (Sherman, Texas)
June 7, 2018
Government, Business

National League of Cities Report: Infrastructure Among Top Issues for Local Leaders

Local elected officials continue to sound the alarm on the challenges stemming from inefficient transportation networks amid the absence of long-term infrastructure funding assurances from the White House and the U.S. Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018

Sen. Susan Collins Says ‘It’s Hard to See’ Comprehensive Infrastructure Bill This Year

Los Angeles highway traffic (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News)

WASHINGTON — Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), the Senate’s top transportation funding leader, expressed pessimism over whether her chamber would advance a long-term infrastructure measure this year, a sentiment shared by the Trump White House.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018
Government, Safety

INFRA Grants Address Congestion, Corridor Expansion

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The most recent spate of Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grants will support some major mobility and capacity projects throughout the country.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 6, 2018
Government, Logistics

Trump’s Transportation Cuts Rejected by Senate Panel

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Senators are pushing back on President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to transportation and housing programs in a spending bill advanced to the full Appropriations Committee.

Jack Fitzpatrick | Bloomberg News
June 5, 2018
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, Logistics, TCA

$1.6 Billion Project Approved by Texas Transport Agency

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After months spent hashing out how to pay the $1.6 billion tab, North Texas’ most pressing freeway need at long last gained the blessing of the Texas Transportation Commission at its May 24 meeting.

Ray Leszcynski | The Dallas Morning News
May 25, 2018
Government, Logistics

Shuster to Take Another Shot at Infrastructure This Summer

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The outgoing chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is making a final push before he retires to piece together a long-stalled infrastructure package before Congress adjourns.

Shaun Courtney | Bloomberg News
May 23, 2018
Government, Business, Safety

Capitol Agenda for the Week of May 21: Summer in the City

New York City traffic on Memorial Day weekend 2017 Scenes such as this one from Memorial Day weekend in New York City in 2017 are sure to be repeated with AAA predicting more than 41.5 million travelers for this year's unofficial start to summer. (Julie Jacobson/Associated Press)

After we dig out those picnic baskets from our coat closets, and pack the car with beach umbrellas, towels and sunblock, we’ll mentally prepare ourselves to sit inside our cars with our loved ones in bumper-to-bumper traffic this Memorial Day. A look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 21, 2018