Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Lawmakers Approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s Funding Plan for I-81

I-81 at Roanoke, Va. Traffic on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County, Va. (Virginia Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Virginia’s General Assembly has approved Gov. Ralph Northam’s fundraising suggestions for Interstate 81 improvements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Gov. Ralph Northam’s I-81 Funding Fixes Eye Trucking Industry

I-81 Funding Traffic moves on I-81. (D. Alan Covey)

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed fundraising tools for Interstate 81 improvements include the trucking industry shouldering a significant portion of the financial burden.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Virginia Passes Law Aimed at Mitigating Wait Times for CDL Testing

cdl TT File Photo

The Virginia Legislature passed a law that will allow the state’s private commercial driver training schools and community colleges to hire third-party commercial driver license testers to help reduce skills-testing delays.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
February 26, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Top 50

Virginia Transportation Leaders Approve I-81 Improvement Plan

Interstate 81 traffic jam in Virginia An accident creates a traffic jam on I-81 just north of Front Royal, Va. (Eric Miller/Transport Topics)

Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board has approved a plan that weighs the possibility of tolls to address some of the issues that affect Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 11, 2018
Government, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Public Input Wanted for Virginia’s I-81 Improvement Study

Virginia Interstate 81 Interstate 81 near Roanoke, Va., carries heavy traffic. (Virginia Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Virginia transportation officials have planned a series of meetings in June to gather public feedback as their study of the Interstate 81 corridor takes shape.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 30, 2018
Government, Business

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill for I-81 Truck Tolling Study

I-81 in Virginia Junction I-81 by MPD01605/Flickr

A Virginia lawmaker has proposed a bill calling for the state’s transportation board to study the potential for a truck tolling system along Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018

Driver Growth, Infrastructure Leading Concerns for Virginia, New Jersey Ahead of Elections

New Jersey Turnpike MPD01605/Flickr

Freight transportation, infrastructure issues and jobs will be key considerations for many voters electing new governors on Nov. 7 in New Jersey and Virginia — the only states with gubernatorial contests this year.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 2, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Virginia Posts its Best July Ever for Container Volume

Port of Virginia Port of Virginia

The Port of Virginia began its July-to-June fiscal year with another record-breaker.

Robert McCabe | The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot
August 9, 2017

Virginia Transportation Chief Is a ‘Big Believer in P3s’

ARLINGTON, Va. — When he first took office in 2014, Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne said he wanted to make sure politics did not guide his agency on where to make infrastructure improvements or how to fund them.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
April 25, 2017

West Virginia Turnpike Tolls' Future Uncertain


Although a bill to eliminate the West Virginia Parkways Authority failed to pass, the agency still faces uncertainty beyond 2019, the Parkways general manager said.

Andrea Lannom | The Register-Herald (Beckley, W.Va.)
April 13, 2017