Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Nation
Appeals court upholds Charlotte I-77 toll lane deal

Appeals court upholds Charlotte I-77 toll lane deal

RALEIGH, N.C. — The state Court of Appeals has rejected a legal challenge to a project adding toll lanes along a Charlotte-area interstate, ruling Tuesday that the state acted lawfully when it made the deal with a private toll operator.

Oklahoma transportation officials suspend highway projects

Oklahoma transportation officials suspend highway projects

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma transportation officials have suspended construction on about a dozen highway projects, citing uncertainties with the state's budget.

ATRI Board outlines top research priorities

ATRI Board outlines top research priorities

ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) Board of Directors has approved the 2017 Top Research Priorities as identified by ATRI's Research Advisory Committee.

Arkansas Highway department to establish statewide traffic management center

Arkansas Highway department to establish statewide traffic management center

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department is establishing a statewide traffic management center, a move that agency officials see as the next step in using technology to ease traffic disruptions.

Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

Trump says he's willing to consider raising gas tax

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday said he will explore the possibility of higher gasoline and diesel fuel taxes, suggesting an increase could pay for his ambitious infrastructure plan.

Judge says road project can proceed after being halted to check bees' status

Judge says road project can proceed after being halted to check bees' status

CHICAGO — A federal judge says work can proceed on a suburban Chicago highway on which construction was halted because of concerns it threatened an endangered bumblebee.

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