Saturday, January 20, 2018
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New Jersey governor: won't raise tolls or add new ones

New Jersey governor: won't raise tolls or add new ones

TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday ruled out increasing highway tolls or the gas tax to help solve the state's budget woes.He also said he won't approve placing tolls on roads that don't have them now because New Jerseyans are already overtaxed.

Transportation agency spends $70,000 on ceremonies

Transportation agency spends $70,000 on ceremonies

BOISE, Idaho — The Idaho Transportation Department has spent nearly $70,000 on groundbreaking ceremonies since June to help the governor and other leaders mark the start of new highway projects around the state.

Diesel drops for third straight week, down 5.2 cents to $2.781

Diesel drops for third straight week, down 5.2 cents to $2.781

The U.S. retail on-highway diesel price dropped $0.052 per gallon to $2.781 a gallon which is up $0.535 from the same week one year ago, according to the Energy Information Administration.

$79 billion budget for the DOT promotes safety, infrastructure investment

$79 billion budget for the DOT promotes safety, infrastructure investment

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today said President Obama’s $79 billion budget for the U.S. Department of Transportation continues strong levels of investment for safety, the department’s top priority, along with critical investments for infrastructure to generate economic growth and support livable communities.

Planners: Truck traffic jams Long Island roads

Planners: Truck traffic jams Long Island roads

NEW YORK — Officials say about 20,000 trucks now rumble along the often-jammed Long Island Expressway each day. That's one in nine vehicles.

Driver in Ohio fatal says truck sped up by itself

Driver in Ohio fatal says truck sped up by itself

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio — The driver of a tractor-trailer that hit a bus carrying residents of a special needs center in Ohio, killing four, told investigators the truck began speeding up by itself before the accident.

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