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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

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 ...

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’

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 ...
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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

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

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

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

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

“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 ...

NATSO, Rhode Island Trucking Association to hold anti-toll rally Tuesday

Hosted by the Rhode Island Trucking Association and the National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO), the rally and press conference will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. ...

Feds OK Rhode Island’s controversial trucks-only toll plan

Federal officials have approved Rhode Island’s controversial plan to institute Class 8 truck-only tolls to fund road and bridge repair. The Rhode Island Trucking Association has fought the measure hard ...

Dysfunctional government a major obstacle for trucking industry, former ATA president Bill Graves says

“We’ve got to figure out how to pay for road and bridge construction in this country," Graves said. "To move this nation’s economy, we have to figure out a way ...