Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Truckers, Residents Voice Concerns Over Aging Syracuse Viaduct

Walmart Truck A Walmart truck crossing a bridge on Interstate 81 in Pennsylvania. (Carolyn Kaster/Associated Press)

AUBURN, N.Y. — U.S. Rep. John Katko held a town hall meeting regarding the fate of an aging viaduct in the center of Syracuse on Feb. 4, listening to concerns regarding the trucking industry, lakes, pollution and traffic.

Patrick Lohmann | Syracuse, N.Y. Media Group
February 5, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

After 60 Years, I-95 Is Complete

I-95 A sign in Delaware indicating a path to I-95. (formulanone/Flickr)

Across the United States, public infrastructure is crumbling because of legislative gridlock and chronic underfunding. Roads are overcrowded, bridges are well past their expiration date and transit systems regularly face unprecedented delays. But there will be one thing to celebrate as you seethe in beach traffic this weekend—a small, strange gap in I-95 is being filled.

Riley Griffin | Bloomberg News
August 20, 2018
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

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

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

Interstate 10 to Open One Lane Each Direction July 24

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

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

U.S. 41/Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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