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VIDEO: Should more DOTs use a 'zipper merge'?

Brian Ethridge - Sep 30, 2014

VIDEO: Should more DOTs use a 'zipper merge'?

The Michigan Department of Transportation will be the latest to try out the zipper merge system. MDOT hopes the system will help traffic move through construction areas at a faster pace. With the current system, the delays caused by traffic jams ...

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Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Brian Ethridge - Sep 05, 2014

Deadliest and safest places to drive in the United States

Road safety is always a concern, regardless of where you live. The good news is road fatalities across the United States are down 23 percent since 2005. The bad news: road fatalities still happen far too often. Michael Sivak, research professor ...

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Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction project gone wrong

Brian Ethridge - Aug 28, 2014

Vehicles covered in oil and grime after construction project gone wrong

Drivers headed west on Highway 19 near Northfield, Minnesota, found an unpleasant surprise on their vehicles. Commuters saw signs warning of road construction, but didn't think anything of it until they exited their vehicles after reaching their destination. That's when ...

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New law aimed to protect road workers

Brian Ethridge - Jul 31, 2014

New law aimed to protect road workers

Minnesota has passed a new law aimed at protecting road workers. The law will enforce slower speeds in work zones, and set a definitive fine for those who don't obey. The typical "fines will be doubled" signs will be replaced by ...

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Obama to talk transportation, transit issues during Twin Cities visit

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 24, 2014

Obama to talk transportation, transit issues during Twin Cities visit

President Barack Obama is expected to talk about transportation and transit issues during his visit to the Twin Cities -- Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota -- on Wednesday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. The president will likely stop at Union ...

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Kandiyohi County uses aggregate base stabilizer on damaged county road

Contributed - Dec 20, 2013

Kandiyohi County uses aggregate base stabilizer on damaged county road

Located in central Minnesota, Kandiyohi County proudly maintains a 649-mile highway system, which includes 452 miles of bituminous roads and 197 miles of gravel roads, as well as 69 bridges. In the mid-2000s, it became apparent that a certain 5.5-mile stretch ...

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Minnesota faces $12 billion highway funding shortfall

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 13, 2013

Minnesota faces $12 billion highway funding shortfall

In the next 20 years, the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) could face a $12 billion dollar shortfall. The Star Tribune reports that MnDOT rebuilt Interstate 35 between Twin Ports and the Twin Cities in the past couple of years, but ...

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House passes water infrastructure bill

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 24, 2013

House passes water infrastructure bill

The House on Wednesday night passed its version of a bill to reauthorize federal waterways spending, the Associated Press reports. The $8.2 billion measure -- known  as H.R. 3080, or the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) -- passed the ...

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MnDOT launches route-planning app, webpage for truck drivers

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 09, 2013

MnDOT launches route-planning app, webpage for truck drivers

The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has launched a real-time service webpage for truck drivers. The new page, part of the agency’s 511 services, allows truckers to plan the best route from origin to destination. When drivers download MnDOT’s 511 mobile application, ...

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Foxx talks transportation needs in Connecticut, Minnesota

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 23, 2013

Foxx talks transportation needs in Connecticut, Minnesota

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Monday took his first official trips, visiting New Haven, Connecticut, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Foxx, who officially took on his new role as DOT chief earlier this month, discussed transportation needs in each city he traveled to. The ...

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Twin Cities’ Metro Transit cracks down on fare-paying

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 15, 2013

Twin Cities’ Metro Transit cracks down on fare-paying

Minnesota’s Metro Transit has begun implementing a system to help the transit determine when and where riders are not paying, according to the Star Tribune. The system involves drivers on three of the busiest bus routes entering information into a computer ...

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Minnesota cuts tax hikes from transportation bill

Amanda Bayhi - May 09, 2013

Minnesota cuts tax hikes from transportation bill

The Senate Tax Committee voted yesterday to remove tax increases from the Minnesota’s transportation finance bill, Minnesota Public Radio reported. The committee rejected and removed two particular provisions: a 7.5 cent per gallon tax increase for road and infrastructure maintenance and ...

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