Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Oberstar to visit Oklahoma to check on ARRA road projects

Oberstar to visit Oklahoma to check on ARRA road projects

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma's stimulus-funded transportation projects will come under the spotlight this month when the head of a congressional committee visits to see how the state is spending $465 million in federal contributions, the state's transportation secretary said Monday.

Feds won't increase oversight of I-69 extension in southern Indiana

Feds won't increase oversight of I-69 extension in southern Indiana

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — The Federal Highway Administration won't increase its oversight of the Interstate 69 extension though southern Indiana despite a request from several local government officials and citizens groups.

Diesel prices climbing again, up 8.2 cents to $2.879

Diesel prices climbing again, up 8.2 cents to $2.879

The weekly retail on-highway diesel price U.S. average increased $0.082 per gallon today reaching a price $2.879 a gallon, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The price today was $0.565 per gallon more than one year ago today.

Heavy trucks allowed on interstates in Maine, Vermont

Heavy trucks allowed on interstates in Maine, Vermont

FREEPORT, Maine — Heavy trucks used to creep through town, rumbling past shoppers and the well-known L.L. Bean store because big rigs weren't allowed on Interstate 295 a quarter-mile away.

Connecticut to overhaul rest stops, bucking U.S. trend

Connecticut to overhaul rest stops, bucking U.S. trend

MILFORD, Conn. — Truck driver Conrad Ouellette remembers how happy he was when Connecticut's rest stops replaced their Howard Johnson's outlets with McDonald's, where he could snag a quick chocolate shake while hauling construction debris.

U.S. grants $187M for fuel efficiency research

U.S. grants $187M for fuel efficiency research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration will announce on Monday funding for nine projects designed to significantly increase fuel efficiency in heavy trucks and passenger vehicles, with more than half the money coming from the $787 billion (euro550 billion) stimulus package.

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