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Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Virginia DOT Rolls Out EV Charging Location Information

Electric An electric charging station parking spot. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The Virginia Department of Transportation on July 7 introduced a new feature to help drivers locate electric vehicle charging stations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 8, 2021
Government, Business, Safety

Virginia Board Approves Six-Year Improvement Program for Transportation

Virginia Traffic on I-81 in Virginia. The route will have truck climbing routes installed in certain areas per the plan. (Virginia Department of Transportation)

The Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved Virginia’s transportation improvement program, which aims to advance projects on schedule despite the financial ramifications of COVID-19.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Virginia Launches $3.8 Billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Project

Virginia Officials break ground on the project. (Screenshot via VDOT Live)

Virginia leaders recently gathered to break ground on expansion of the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, the largest infrastructure project in the state’s history.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2020
Business, Equipment

Mack Launches Initial Production of New Medium-Duty Models

Mack Trucks facility in Salem, Va. Workers recently began making the Mack MD Series of medium-duty trucks at the plant in Salem, Va. (Mack Trucks)

Mack Trucks reported initial production of its MD Series of medium-duty trucks has begun at its Roanoke Valley Operations facility in Salem, Va.

July 27, 2020
Business

Semi-Tough: Watch 185-Pound Football Player Pull 22,000-Pound Truck

Robert Sturgeon, Lucky Whitehead and RC Sturgeon RCS Trucking & Freight Inc. President Robert Sturgeon (from left), Canadian Football League player Lucky Whitehead and RC Sturgeon, Robert's son. (RCS Trucking & Freight Inc.)

Canadian Football League player Lucky Whitehead pulled his pickup truck, which sparked a friendly competition and led to a tractor-pull challenge.

Aaron Perryman | Content Manager
May 21, 2020
Government, Business

Federal TIFIA Loan Will Aid Virginia Interstate 64

Port of Norfolk Port of Norfolk by J. Mallin/Bloomberg News

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced that it will provide a loan for up to $502.9 million for infrastructure projects along Interstate 64 in southeastern Virginia.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Maryland-Virginia Partnership Will Rebuild American Legion Bridge

Traffic on the American Legion Bridge Traffic on the American Legion Bridge. (Google Street View)

WASHINGTON — The governors of Virginia and Maryland have announced an agreement to rebuild and modernize the American Legion Bridge, which forms a vital link between the two states.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 12, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Virginia Board Approves I-81 Improvement Projects

Virginia I-81 Trucks rolling on I-81/77 in Wytheville, Va. (Russ MacNeil)

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board recently approved 31 projects for the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 23, 2019
Government, Business

Tesla to Open Hampton Roads’ First Service Center in Virginia Beach

Tesla car at a charging site in Charlotte, N.C. A Tesla vehicle is shown charging at a Tesla Supercharger site in Charlotte, N.C., on July 19, 2019. Southeast Virginia Tesla owners soon won't have to travel to North Carolina to find a Tesla service center. (Chuck Burton/Associated Press)

Tesla owners in Hampton Roads, Va., who have had to go to Richmond or Raleigh, N.C., for in-person service that the company’s mobile-repair teams couldn’t handle, may get a shorter trip.

Kimberly Pierceall | The Virginian-Pilot
September 27, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

Virginia DOT Outfits Snowplows With Tracking Technology

Virginia Department of Transportation snowplow Virginia DOT is planning to outfit its snowplows — more than 11,000 — with tracking technology to improve operations maintenance for the upcoming winter. (Virginia DOT)

In preparation for winter weather, the Virginia Department of Transportation has started to equip snowplows with tracking devices throughout the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2019

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