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Georgia eyes June 15 for I-85 reopening

In a press conference Tuesday morning, GDOT officials said they plan to have the section of interstate that collapsed following a fire reopened by June 15, approximately 10 weeks from ...
DOT issues $10M in emergency funds to repair collapsed I-85 overpass

DOT issues $10M in emergency funds to repair collapsed I-85 overpass

The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued $10 million in emergency funds to the state of Georgia to help initiate repairs on the section of Interstate 85 that collapsed Thursday ...
ATRI survey seeks driver input on infrastructure funding, driver shortage, safety

ATRI survey seeks driver input on infrastructure funding, driver shortage, safety

Questions in the survey about infrastructure funding touch on traffic congestion and how the U.S. should fund transportation infrastructure, and the driver shortage questions ask drivers why they chose trucking ...
Trump cuts $2.4 billion from DOT funding in budget plan

Trump cuts $2.4 billion from DOT funding in budget plan

Trump’s budget “blueprint,” which details only discretionary funding proposals, requests $16.2 billion for the DOT’s discretionary budget.
Trump plan for private highway funding limited in its ability to fix U.S.' ailing infrastructure

Trump plan for private highway funding limited in its ability to fix U.S.’ ailing infrastructure

How much can private money fill the highway funding void? Not as much as Trump and other advocates for privatization might hope. But if the president's hopes for greater private ...
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Arizona installs pavement sensors on I-40 for identifying icy road conditions

Arizona installs pavement sensors on I-40 for identifying icy road conditions

ADOT installed the sensors in three locations along I-40 west of Flagstaff, which will help the agency forecast the likelihood of ice forming on the interstate. The agency says the ...
Report classifies nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges 'structurally deficient'

Report classifies nearly 56,000 U.S. bridges ‘structurally deficient’

The average age of the nearly 56,000 structurally deficient bridges, according to ARTBA, is 67 years old, compared to just 39 years old for non-deficient bridges. Additionally, 41 percent of ...
ATRI unveils annual list of top truck bottlenecks, Atlanta again tops the list

ATRI unveils annual list of top truck bottlenecks, Atlanta again tops the list

The American Transportation Research Institute's 2017 Top Truck Bottleneck List looks at truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations across the country and uses truck GPS data from more than 600,000 trucks ...
Truck parking debate hangs over DOT move to expand rest area services

Truck parking debate hangs over DOT move to expand rest area services

NATSO claims expanding rest area services -- even extra vending machines -- would hurt truck stops. Driver advocacy groups, however, filed comments saying if the expansion of services helps keep ...
DOT: Coming growth of population, freight volume creates major challenges for transportation industry

DOT: Coming growth of population, freight volume creates major challenges for transportation industry

The report looks at the next three decades of the U.S.’ transportation system and outlines the challenges lawmakers will face based on population growth, freight volume, climate change and new ...
Infrastructure improvements in several states on horizon following election

Infrastructure improvements in several states on horizon following election

Voters in New Jersey, Illinois, Maine, Texas and Louisiana approved ballot measures Tuesday that either shore up or provide funding for transportation and infrastructure projects. Rhode Island residents voted to ...
DOT gives S.C. $1M for road repairs after Hurricane Matthew

DOT gives S.C. $1M for road repairs after Hurricane Matthew

Damage to transportation infrastructure is already widespread in 13 counties in South Carolina, says the DOT.
Trucking will 'suffer greatly' from R.I. tolls, anti-toll groups say

Trucking will ‘suffer greatly’ from R.I. tolls, anti-toll groups say

“The trucking industry and related entities – including truck stops and travel centers – will suffer greatly from a discriminatory truck-only toll,” said Chris Maxwell, president of the Rhode Island ...

I-95 open in both directions throughout N.C.

I-95 is completely open in both directions throughout the state. I-95 South is still reduced to one lane, however, at exit 79 and exit 25 as crews work to repair ...