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After 8 Years, Va. ‘Mixing Bowl’ Construction Finishes

After eight years of construction, work on the $676 million Springfield interchange in Northern Virginia, site of one of the East Coast’s worst bottlenecks, is complete.

July 31, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

NAFTA Surface Trade Gains 5.2%

Rebecca Cook for TT

Surface trade among the United States, Canada and Mexico was 5.2% higher in May than a year earlier, the Department of Transportation said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2007
Fuel, Business, Logistics, Government

Diesel Dips 0.3¢ to $2.886; Gasoline Tumbles Again

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Diesel fuel’s national average pump price dipped 0.3 cent to $2.886 a gallon, while gasoline continued its downward trend, falling 8.2 cents to $2.876, the Energy Department said Monday.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2007
Government, Business

Construction Spending Declines 0.3%

Construction spending fell 0.3% in June, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2007
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Gains in July

U.S. consumer confidence rose this month, the New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2007
Business, Logistics, Government

Chicago Manufacturing Index Drops

Manufacturing activity in the Chicago region declined in July, the National Association of Purchasing Management said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Letter to the Editor: Hours-of-Service Ruling

July 31, 2007
Government, Business

Personal Spending Rises 0.1% in June

Consumer personal spending edged up 0.1% in June, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

Transport Topics
July 31, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Senators Demand EPA Issue California Waiver

By Sean McNally, Senior Reporter

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July 30, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Bill Sets Rail Hazmat Guidelines

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

Freight trains carrying hazardous chemicals could be required to avoid downtown Washington, D.C., and other urban areas in favor of rural routes, according to provisions in a security bill pending President Bush’s signature, the Washington Post reported Sunday.

Transport Topics
July 30, 2007

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