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
Government, Business, Logistics

Virginia Officials Roll Out I-95 Corridor Improvement Plan

Traffic on I-95 just south of Richmond, Va. Traffic moves on I-95 just south of Richmond. (Virginia Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Virginia transportation officials recently rolled out an I-95 Corridor Improvement Plan that will identify the top 25% of issues hampering commuters and freight.

Lianna Norman | Special to Transport Topics
July 18, 2019
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