Government, Business, Safety

Repairs to I-40 Bridge Could Take Months

I-40 bridge closure Transportation officers and police block an Interstate 40 onramp to the bridge over the Mississippi River near downtown Memphis, Tenn., on May 11. (Adrian Sainz/AP)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Repairs to the Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee could take months after a crack was found in the span, forcing thousands of trucks and cars to detour and shutting down shipping on a section of the Mississippi River, a transportation official said May 12.

May 12, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

I-440 Project in Nashville Wraps Ahead of Schedule

I440 map in Tennessee Tennessee Department of Transportation

A major Interstate 440 reconstruction project has been completed ahead of schedule, Tennessee government officials recently announced.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 7, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, TCA

Volkswagen Breaks Ground on Chattanooga, Tenn., Electric Vehicle Facility

Breaking ground for Volkswagen facility in Tennessee Officials with the state of Tennessee, city of Chattanooga and Volkswagen at the groundbreaking event for the Volkswagen electric vehicle facility Nov. 13, 2019. (Erin O. Smith/Chattanooga Times Free Press via Associated Press)

Marking construction of an electric vehicle facility in Chattanooga, Volkswagen of America today broke ground on an $800 million expansion that will add more than 700,000 square feet of new space to its plant.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
November 13, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Western Express to Invest $88 Million, Add 225 Jobs in Tennessee

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Western Express, a Nashville-based freight company, announced May 1 it will spend $88 million and add 225 jobs as it adds new technology, business services and back-office support at its headquarters and expands its truck fleet nationwide.

Dave Flessner | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
May 1, 2019
Government, Business

Tennessee Law Prohibits State Funds From Supporting ELD Enforcement of Ag Haulers

Tennessee's Haslam Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the law April 18. (Mark Zaleski/Associated Press)

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law April 18 that would prohibit state funds from being used to enforce electronic logging device regulations for certain agriculture-related hauls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 19, 2018

Tennessee Officials Unveil $2.6 Billion Transportation Improvement Plan

Tennessee Interstate 440 Doug Kerr/flickr

The repair and replacement of bridges is a top priority outlined in Tennessee’s Transportation Improvement Plan. Gov. Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer unveiled the plan, which covers 2019-21, on April 5. The plan features $2.6 billion in infrastructure investments and encompasses 116 projects.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 10, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Tennessee Anticipates New Inland Port to Open Next Year

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Greg Hogan, Murray County (Tenn.) Sole Commissioner, says Murray County is open for business, referring to the Appalachian Regional Port, an “inland port” under construction on 42 acres in Murray County on U.S. Highway 411.

Tim Omarzu | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free-Press
June 26, 2017

Tennessee Logistics Firm Tranco Launches International Shipping Venture


Chattanooga, Tenn.-based logistics and warehousing company Tranco is going global with the launch of a venture to handle international shipping.

Mike Pare | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times Free Press
April 12, 2017

Tempers Flare Among Tennessee House GOP Members Over Gas Tax Bill

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Members of Tennessee's House Republican supermajority quarreled March 30 on issues related to GOP Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to boost transportation spending with fuel tax increases.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
April 3, 2017

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's Gas-Tax Bill Advances Through House Panel

Office of Gov. Haslam/Flickr

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's plan to recharge Tennessee transportation spending with the state's first gas-tax increase in 28 years inched through a key House panel March 21 after two hours of heated debate.

Andy Sher | Chattanooga (Tenn.) Times/Free Press
March 22, 2017