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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.