Thursday, April 26, 2018
The Nation
Indianapolis ponders commuter tax to fund road repairs

Indianapolis ponders commuter tax to fund road repairs

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis officials desperate for money to repair roads are considering whether they should try to collect income taxes from suburbanites who don't live in the city but who travel there for work.

DOT execs, trucking groups plead for long-term road funding to avoid fiscal 'cliff'

DOT execs, trucking groups plead for long-term road funding to avoid fiscal 'cliff'

WASHINGTON — Led by Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer and Colorado DOT Executive Director Michael Lewis, a group of industry stakeholders strongly called for Congress and President Donald Trump to come up with enough long-term highway and transit revenue to avert a funding crisis in 2020.

Employers add 313,000 jobs in February; trucking adds 5,600

Employers add 313,000 jobs in February; trucking adds 5,600

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers went on a hiring binge in February, adding 313,000 jobs, the most in any month since July 2016, and drawing hundreds of thousands of people into the job market.

Women stakeholders list obstacles to attracting females to trucking and what’s working

Women stakeholders list obstacles to attracting females to trucking and what’s working

Women think of trucking and picture heavy machinery and an all-male job. Recruiting ads don’t speak to women and many females are afraid to be alone in a truck with a male trainer they don’t know.

Georgia announces plan to build trucks-only freeway lanes into Atlanta

Georgia announces plan to build trucks-only freeway lanes into Atlanta

With one of the most congested metropolitan areas in the nation and a stretch of highway leading into it that is one of busiest trucking corridors, and expectations that both of these conditions to get substantially worse, the Georgia Department of Transportation have gone outside the lines to come up with a way to hopefully ease a future traffic nightmare.

Proposal to name Utah highway after President Trump gets pushback from state's Democrats

Proposal to name Utah highway after President Trump gets pushback from state's Democrats

SALT LAKE CITY — A proposal to name a Utah highway after President Donald Trump is getting pushback from state Democrats, including one who said Tuesday that he would suggest naming a ramp for porn star Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006.

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