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TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 19, 2014

TRIP report finds Montana’s highways, bridges ‘increasingly deteriorated and crowded’

A new report finds that Montana’s highways and bridges are in poor and mediocre condition, with the state’s traffic fatality rate among the worst in the nation. Transportation research group TRIP on Wednesday released a report on Montana’s highway infrastructure, noting ...

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Roads can be dangerous places for returning soldiers

John Latta - May 06, 2013

Roads can be dangerous places for returning soldiers

Wars can deliver so many disturbing stories to those of us at home. This one from the Washington Post is something of a surprise. It confirms for us that we can try to build safe roads, but there are factors at ...

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Fatalities for 16- and 17-year old drivers rising

John Latta - Feb 26, 2013

It seems 16 and 17 year old drivers have been dying on the nation's roads at an increasing rate in the past two years, after years of decreasing numbers. The Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) reports that: Preliminary data indicate deaths of ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Jun 03, 2011

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

What I Didn’t Learn from a Mustang, Corvette and a Mini Cooper S By Kirk Landers America was just emerging from the oil-embargo recessions of the ‘70s when Ford ended a long, miserable period of automobile engineering by introducing several stunning new ...

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Kirk Landers: A show about … nothing

Better Roads Staff - Jun 01, 2010

Kirk Landers:  A show about … nothing

By Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus Jerry Seinfeld once described his long-running television comedy as a show about . . . nothing. It was an engaging remark, quoted frequently even by those of us who didn’t watch the show because it covers ...

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U.S. DOT: Traffic fatalities for 2009 lowest since 1954

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Mar 12, 2010

The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced that the number of overall traffic fatalities reported at the end of 2009 reached the lowest level since 1954, declining for the 15th consecutive quarter. According to early projections, the fatality rate, which ...

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