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Florida Sets Left-Lane Restrictions on I-4

Larry Smith/Trans Pixs

Heavy trucks will be banned from using the left lane of Interstate 4 along a 60-mile stretch through four counties in central Florida, the Orlando Sentinel reported Thursday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 16, 2007
Government

Housing Starts Plunge to 10-Year Low

Housing starts plunged 6.1% in July to the lowest number in a decade, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 16, 2007
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Dips Thursday After Topping $73 on Storm Concerns

Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Crude oil saw its biggest gain of the month Wednesday on concern that Hurricane Dean could damage Gulf of Mexico platforms and on-shore refineries and pipelines, but the price rolled back in early trading Thursday, Bloomberg reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 16, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

DOT Grants Would Boost Tolls

Bruce Andrew Peters for TT

DOT Grants Would Boost TollsThe U.S. Department of Transportation issued grants to five metropolitan areas that will require or promote greater use of tolls to decrease congestion.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2007
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

States to Delay Collecting SSRS Fees

States that participated in the Single State Registration System before its termination have agreed to postpone collecting fees until September, despite Congress’ extension of the program, officials said.

August 15, 2007
Government, Business, Safety

Editorial: A Silver Lining in a Tragedy

If you could ever see a silver lining in a tragedy as disastrous as the collapse of that Interstate 35W bridge in Minneapolis, it’s that the catastrophe brought the lamentable state of our nation’s infrastructure to the forefront of everyone’s attention.

August 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Virginia Re-Inspecting Bridges Following Minn. Collapse

The Virginia Department of Transportation will re-inspect 11 bridge structures across the state beginning Wednesday to ensure their safety in light of the recent bridge collapse in Minneapolis that killed at least nine people, the Associated Press reported.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2007
Business, Government

Consumer Price Index Rises 0.1%

The consumer price index inched up 0.1% in July, the smallest gain this year, the Labor Department said Wednesday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2007
Business, Government

N.Y. State Manufacturing Index Slips

Manufacturing growth in New York state slipped in August, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said Wednesday.

Dan Ronan | Senior Reporter
August 15, 2007
Business, Safety, Government

Letters to the Editor: Cross-Border Issues, Hours of Service

I was hoping to see some relaxation in the cross-border commercial traffic fiasco. Once again, this is on hold until the next attempt — probably during the next administration.

August 15, 2007

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