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Yellowstone heat melts roadway

Jul 10, 2014

Yellowstone heat melts roadway

A 3.3-mile loop drive in Yellowstone National Park is temporarily closed after the park’s thermal geology began melting the asphalt, the National Park Service (NPS) announced Thursday. The affected roadway, Firehole Lake Drive, takes visitors past Great Fountain Geyser, White Dome ...

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INFOGRAPHICS: TRIP report reveals America’s rural roads need improvements

Jul 10, 2014

INFOGRAPHICS: TRIP report reveals America’s rural roads need improvements

America’s rural transportation system is in need of repairs and modernization to lower the number of deficient roads and bridges and crash rates and to improve connectivity and capacity, according to a report released today by transportation research group TRIP. The ...

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House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

Jul 09, 2014

House panel proposes $10.5 billion stopgap for transportation; Sens. Boxer, Carper oppose plan

The House Ways and Means Committee has proposed a stopgap to fund transportation projects for eight months, but Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) are opposing the plan. According to a report from The Hill, the Ways and Means ...

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Missouri could get $4.8 billion in transportation projects

Jul 09, 2014

Missouri could get $4.8 billion in transportation projects

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved $4.8 billion in transportation projects that could would go into effect if state voters approve a transportation-focused ballot measure at the polls next month, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) announced ...

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John Deere updates G-Series excavators with Tier 4 Final engines

Jul 08, 2014

John Deere updates G-Series excavators with Tier 4 Final engines

John Deere has unveiled its updated 250G LC, 350G LC and 380G LC excavators, which now feature Tier 4 Final engines. The 250G LC is powered by a 188-horsepower Tier 4 Final John Deere PowerTech PVS 6.8L engine, while a Tier ...

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White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

Jul 08, 2014

White House, transportation leaders push Congress to find highway funding solution

The White House, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and several industry associations are urging Congress to find a highway funding solution before the primary source of money, the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), becomes insolvent. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) projects that ...

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Cardinal Scale releases Pathway mobile app for truck weighing

Jul 07, 2014

Cardinal Scale releases Pathway mobile app for truck weighing

Cardinal Scale has released a new mobile app that allows truck drivers to remain inside the cab while weighing the truck. Designed to provide all standard truck scale ID storage functions, the Pathway mobile app uses NTEP 825 Spectrum indicator’s weight ...

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Why Alaska DOT isn't sweating U.S. DOT's upcoming reimbursement plan

Jul 07, 2014

Why Alaska DOT isn't sweating U.S. DOT's upcoming reimbursement plan

Many state transportation agencies are likely getting nervous about a new reimbursement plan from the U.S. Department of Transportation, set to begin in less than a month. But the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (AKDOT&PF) isn’t worried, Juneau ...

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Transportation gains 16.6k jobs in June

Jul 07, 2014

Transportation gains 16.6k jobs in June

The transportation industry gained 16,600 jobs in June, rising to a total of 4,618,500 employed workers, according to statistics released Friday by the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). In comparison, overall employment in the U.S. increased by 288,000 ...

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State agencies focus on travelers for July 4th weekend

Jul 03, 2014

State agencies focus on travelers for July 4th weekend

With many highway work zones closing for the long weekend, some state agencies are turning their focus to safety and ease of travel for drivers. The Illinois Tollway is putting a major focus on child safety this weekend. The agency suggests ...

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PHOTOS: Illinois Tollway names bridge after Medal of Honor recipient Allen J. Lynch

Jul 03, 2014

PHOTOS: Illinois Tollway names bridge after Medal of Honor recipient Allen J. Lynch

The Illinois Tollway this week recognized Medal of Honor recipient Allen J. Lynch by naming the bridge over the Tri-State Tollway (I-94) after him. Illinois Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur, state officials and military veterans gathered on Wednesday for the unveiling ...

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LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

Jul 02, 2014

LaHood pushes for 10-cent gas tax hike during St. Louis visit

During a trip to St. Louis, Mo., on Tuesday, former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood pushed for a 10-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase, St. Louis Public Radio reports. LaHood is visiting the city to promote infrastructure investment and bring awareness to the state ...

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