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Americans throw away billions sitting in traffic each year

Brian Ethridge - Nov 14, 2014

Americans throw away billions sitting in traffic each year

If there's one thing we can all agree on, it's the fact that we all hate sitting in traffic, right? Well, prepare to hate it a little bit more (if that's even possible). According to a study by the Centre for Economic ...

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Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

Brian Ethridge - Oct 27, 2014

Most commuters happy with new beltline signs

So far most drivers in Madison, Wisconsin, have been happy with the Department of Transportation's new beltline signs. The DOT says the signs estimate travel times using detectors that track bluetooth signals coming from cars and/or cell phones. That information is ...

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Construction error and weather causes new pavement to crumble within hours

Brian Ethridge - Sep 19, 2014

Construction error and weather causes new pavement to crumble within hours

Emergency highway repairs were needed on Interstate 65, near Corridor X, in Alabama following a construction error. Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) officials say the wrong pavement mix, and weather, caused fresh asphalt to start crumbling and breaking apart just ...

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Traffic deaths down nearly 23 percent since 2005

Brian Ethridge - Jul 17, 2014

Traffic deaths down nearly 23 percent since 2005

Traffic deaths in the United States fell nearly 23 percent between 2005 and 2012 according to a study done by the University of Michigan's Transportation Institute. The study mostly credits safer automobiles and advanced technologies such as anti-lock brakes, collision-avoidance ...

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State agencies focus on travelers for July 4th weekend

Amanda Bayhi - 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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Stay safe this Memorial Day weekend

Amanda Bayhi - May 22, 2014

Stay safe this Memorial Day weekend

The National Safety Council has offered its traffic fatality estimate for Memorial Day weekend. NSC estimates 382 deaths and 40,900 medically consulted injuries may occur from motor vehicle collisions during the holiday weekend, which begins at 6 p.m. on Friday and ...

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That’s a ‘sweet’ road trip, honey

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Apr 16, 2014

That’s a ‘sweet’ road trip, honey

Los Angeles is considered one of the “10 Most Traffic-Congested Cities,” according to Forbes report, with motorists spending 34 percent more time on the road (including highways, streets and arterial routes) than during the odd times when traffic is flowing ...

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SNEAK PEEK at the 2013 Bridge Inventory: What causes the most damage to bridges?

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 05, 2013

SNEAK PEEK at the 2013 Bridge Inventory: What causes the most damage to bridges?

Every year, Better Roads conducts a survey on the state of the nation’s bridges. The survey has been conducted since 1979. Bridge engineers from every state and Washington, D.C., are sent a survey with both qualitative and quantitative questions to determine ...

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The Golden State or the Traffic State?

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 28, 2013

The Golden State or the Traffic State?

Think your state has the most traffic? If you live in California, you’re right. And if you live anywhere else, you really don’t even come close to the Golden State. California has the three busiest interstates in the country, according to ...

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VIDEO: CDOT uses child’s perspective to demonstrate proper lane merging

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 11, 2013

VIDEO: CDOT uses child’s perspective to demonstrate proper lane merging

The Colorado Department of Transportation has launched a new series of messages to inform drivers about the “late merge,” a lane merging technique aimed at reducing traffic delays through construction zones. CDOT’s late merge messages, which consist of highway signs and ...

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Traffic congestion increases by 4 percent in Q1 2013

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 24, 2013

Traffic congestion increases by 4 percent in Q1 2013

Traffic congestion in the United States is on the rise, signaling an improvement in the nation’s economy, USA Today reported. Following nearly two years of a decline in traffic congestion, it was up 4 percent year-over-year in the first three months ...

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Congestion expected to cost average commuter $1,010 annually by 2020

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 05, 2013

Congestion expected to cost average commuter $1,010 annually by 2020

The average U.S. commuter spent $818 on traffic congestion costs in 2011, according to a 2012 Annual Urban Mobility Report from Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute. That number may grow to $1,010 in the next decade or less. The total cost of ...

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