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Out of Service Fuel Pump

Scramble on for new fuel routes after Colonial Pipeline hack

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RALEIGH — State and federal officials are scrambling to find alternate routes to deliver gasoline in the Southeast U.S. after a hack of the...
I 40 Bridge

I-40 bridge between Arkansas, Tennessee remains closed until further notice

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Interstate 40 bridge linking Arkansas and Tennessee remained closed Wednesday after inspectors found a crack in the span, forcing thousands...
Nevada Highway Near Reno

Nevada governor pushes expanded state infrastructure bank

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CARSON CITY, Nev. — Gov. Steve Sisolak and state Treasurer Zach Conine are asking Nevada lawmakers to fund a state infrastructure bank that could...
Joe Biden May 6 2021

In GOP stronghold, Biden pushes for his infrastructure plan

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LAKE CHARLES, La. — With a badly aging bridge as his backdrop, President Joe Biden stood in reliably Republican Louisiana on Thursday, May 6,...
Trucks at Fuel Station

Colorado Democrats introduce ambitious transportation bill

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DENVER — A coalition of lawmakers, municipal officials and business interests have thrown their support behind an ambitious proposal to tackle Colorado’s years-long struggle...
Driving While Texting

Ohio proposal would ban drivers from holding phones, electronic devices

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Holding a cell phone or other electronic device while driving in Ohio would be illegal under legislation introduced May 3. The...
Mitch McConnell April 20 2021

McConnell says GOP open to $600 billion for infrastructure

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday, May 3, that Republicans are willing to spend up to $600 billion on...
Tow Truck

Montana law increases penalties for reckless driving around emergency personnel

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BILLINGS, Mont. — A bill that strengthens penalties for drivers endangering first responders and highway workers on Montana roadways has been signed into law.Gov....
Interstate 70 Denver

States see potential federal windfall, go slow on road taxes

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Raising state taxes to improve roads and bridges is one of the few things many Republican and Democratic lawmakers have...
Gavel

Truckers fall under California gig economy law, court says

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SAN FRANCISCO — California’s gig economy law applies to some 70,000 truck drivers who can be classified as employees of companies that hire them...
Cow on Interstate 10 web

Cow, alligator delay Houston traffic, turn weekday commute into a zoo

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HOUSTON — Some days, Houston-area traffic can be a nightmare. Other days, it can be a zoo — literally.A cow and an alligator caused...
Girard Point Bridge

Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to halt plans to toll bridges

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Republicans in Pennsylvania’s Senate are trying to make Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration start over on its plans to toll up to...
Tulsa Protest

Oklahoma governor signs bill to crack down on protesters who block roadways

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt signed a bill Wednesday, April 21, to crack down on protesters by increasing penalties for blocking roadways...
New River Valley Plant

Workers at Volvo’s truck manufacturing plant in Virginia on strike

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DUBLIN, Va. — Nearly 3,000 workers at a Volvo truck plant in southwest Virginia have gone on strike.The decision by the local of the...
Joe Biden April 12 2021

Biden wants infrastructure deal, but GOP doubts persist

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden wants Congress to know he’s sincere about cutting a deal on infrastructure, but Republican lawmakers have deep-seated doubts about...
Lowry Tunnel Minneapolis

Traffic snarled as street racers shut down I-94 tunnel in Minneapolis

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MINNEAPOLIS — A group of street racing vehicles shut down traffic in the Lowry Hill Tunnel on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis early Sunday, April...
Ninth Street Bridge Pittsburgh

White House issues reports on states’ infrastructure needs

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WASHINGTON — The Biden White House is amplifying the push for its $2.3 trillion infrastructure package with the release of state-by-state breakdowns that show...
Washington State Highway

Report shows Washington State needs to spend almost $15 billion to maintain roads

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SEATTLE — Washington state would need to spend nearly $15 billion over the coming decade just to get its transportation system of roads, bridges...
Interstate 5 Portland Oregon

Group sues Oregon DOT over planned I-5 expansion in Portland

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PORTLAND, Ore. — The group No More Freeways has filed a lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Transportation’s plan to add auxiliary lanes and...
Joe Biden Pittsburgh

Biden says his infrastructure plan will ‘win the future’

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PITTSBURGH — President Joe Biden outlined a huge $2.3 trillion plan March 31 to reengineer the nation’s infrastructure in what he billed as “a...