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Cameras now monitoring vehicle speeds in Pennsylvania work zones

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — As of Monday, drivers in Pennsylvania who are picked up by cameras traveling more than 11 mph over the speed limit...
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Arizona launching project to improve Nogales truck route along Interstate 19

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PHOENIX — Arizona is launching a highway-improvement project to speed the flow of truck traffic that crosses the U.S. border at Nogales, Arizona. The...
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California aims to avoid ‘Carmageddon’ freeway closure in April

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BURBANK, Calif.— It could be “Carmageddon II,” and it’s coming to a major freeway near Los Angeles the last weekend of April. The question, as...
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Trump tries new approach for $1 trillion infrastructure plan

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Last week President Donald Trump outlined a new $1 trillion plan for spending on roads, rails, water systems and other...
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Connecticut governor drops proposal for highway tolls for trucks

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HARTFORD, Conn.  — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Wednesday, Feb. 19, that he is dropping his plan for highway tolls for trucks, expressing...
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Stretch of Highway 22 in Oregon closed after tanker crash, diesel spill

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IDANHA, Ore. — A stretch of Highway 22 will be closed for much of this week as crews clean up gasoline and diesel fuel...
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Washington state proposal would remove ‘improved freight mobility’ from bill

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SEATTLE — Washington state legislators are considering whether to remove “congestion relief” and “improved freight mobility” from their transportation goals, a departure from the...
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Move over: South Carolina bill would get slow drivers out of left lane

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Some of the most powerful lawmakers in South Carolina are backing a proposal to allow officers to pull over people who...
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Michigan panel OKs $3.5B in borrowing to rebuild state roads

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LANSING, Mich. — A state panel on Thursday authorized borrowing $3.5 billion to roughly double spending on Michigan road and bridge construction over five...
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Georgia seaports set new record cargo volumes in 2019

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SAVANNAH, Ga. — The amount of cargo moving through Georgia's seaports reached record levels in the past year, in part because of continued growth...
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'Disruptive' major freeway project planned to begin in spring 2021 in central Phoenix

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PHOENIX — Transportation planners are spreading the word that the start of a multiyear project to rebuild a critical freeway corridor in the heart...
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2019 trading performance ended on a sour note for transportation companies

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For major shipping companies dealing with trade wars and slowing global growth, conditions appear to have deteriorated as 2019 came to a close. Transportation companies...
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Senate passes US-Canada-Mexico trade deal with 89-10 vote

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WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly approved a new North American trade agreement Thursday, Jan. 16, that rewrites the rules of trade with Canada and...
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Federal judge halts California labor law as it relates to truckers

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SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — A federal judge on Thursday indefinitely blocked a new California labor law from applying to more than 70,000 independent truckers, deciding...

Governor to answer public's questions as Connecticut inches closer to big truck tolls

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont was expected to field questions Sunday from the public at a public forum about transportation, which comes...
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Winter storm slicks eastern Kansas roads; two injured in big rig accident

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TOPEKA, Kan. — A winter blast that left little more than an inch of snow in parts of eastern Kansas on Friday was moving...
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Missouri governor wants continued funding for road repairs, but not from fuel taxes

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.  — Gov. Mike Parson said he wants state lawmakers to consider another year of funding for a program that helped cities...
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Mack Trucks laying off 305 workers at Macungie Township plant

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MACUNGIE, Pa. — Mack Trucks plans to lay off 305 employees at its assembly plant north of Philadelphia, the company said Wednesday. Mack blamed the...

Winter storm pounds Southern California; driver found dead in rig along I-5

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LOS ANGELES — A cold and blustery winter storm unleashed downpours and extensive snowfall on Southern California, triggering a tornado and snarling post-Christmas travel...

Connecticut governor’s road improvement proposal includes new tolling

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HARTFORD, Conn.  — Gov. Ned Lamont's latest transportation improvement proposal limits new tolling to 14 specific bridge, interchange and highway projects, and sets in...