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.

July 22, 2015

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

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
Government, Business

Reese Taylor Jr., Chairman of ICC in 1981 as Deregulation Began, Dies at Age 81

Reese Taylor Jr., who was chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission when the Motor Carrier Act of 1980 was implemented, died April 16 in Las Vegas. He was 81.

May 3, 2010

DOT Rejects Pa.’s Request to Put Tolls on Interstate 80

The federal government last week again rejected Pennsylvania’s request to toll Interstate 80, forcing officials there to revise their long-term infrastructure program.

April 12, 2010

DOT Rejects Pennsylvania’s Plan to Toll Interstate 80

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The U.S. Department of Transportation has denied Pennsylvania’s request to toll Interstate 80 because the state’s application did not meet federal requirements that revenue be used exclusively for a road being tolled.

April 7, 2010
Government, Business

LaHood Says Feds Close to Decision on I-80 Tolls

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said the federal government is close to a decision on whether to allow Pennsylvania to toll Interstate 80 as part of that state’s transportation funding plan.

March 23, 2010