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Delaware to see raised tolls instead of gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 21, 2014

Delaware to see raised tolls instead of gas tax hike

Delaware drivers can soon expect an increase in certain tolls, but the state’s gas tax will not rise. That’s because Gov. Jack Markell and his administration are raising tolls on Route 1 by $1 -- a move that’s expected to collect ...

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Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 06, 2014

Opinion: Sinkholes and bridge closures, and how they relate to the highway fund shortage

Two news stories in particular have me thinking of what our nation will look like without a Highway Trust Fund fix. The first is a bridge closure in Delaware. According to an Associated Press report, officials closed a bridge near Wilmington because ...

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Millions of bees on the loose after truck crashes

Tina Grady Barbaccia - May 21, 2014

Millions of bees on the loose after truck crashes

Wow. Talk about a swarm. After a truck carrying as many as 20 million honey bees overturned on highway in Delaware, the insects were released and swarming in droves. Beekeepers had to relocate the bees and hives before the truck could be ...

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Delaware Turnpike turns 50 years old

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 12, 2013

Delaware Turnpike turns 50 years old

Interstate 95, previously known as the Delaware Turnpike, will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Thursday. According to the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT), the opening ceremony for the turnpike took place on November 14, 1963, at the Maryland and Delaware border ...

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VIDEO: Amtrak offers electric locomotive facility preview, discusses new train’s power

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 22, 2013

VIDEO: Amtrak offers electric locomotive facility preview, discusses new train’s power

Amtrak on Wednesday offered Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.) a preview of its Wilmington Maintenance Facility, where the company is testing its new electric locomotives, according to Delaware’s WDDE. The facility is in the final stages of testing the Siemens-manufactured Amtrak Cities Sprinter ...

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FHWA deploys bridge-inspecting robots

Amanda Bayhi - May 17, 2013

FHWA deploys bridge-inspecting robots

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is deploying a robot to help inspect the safety and structure of concrete bridge decks. The robotic tool, created in partnership with Rutgers University as part of the Long-Term Bridge Performance (LTBP) ...

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