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Highway and Road Transportation

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Top Highway and Road Transportation Articles

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  • Kentucky's gas tax shrinks as road needs grow

    Kentucky's gas tax is shrinking even as its need for road and bridge work grows. Triggered by automatic reductions pegged to the price of fuel, Kentucky's gas tax dropped 4.3 cents in January and is scheduled to drop another 5.1 cents in April, decreases...
  • DC faring better than most states in federal highway funding

    While many states have been scrambling to make up for a drop in federal highway funding over the past several years, road-construction dollars sent to the District of Columbia have continued to increase, according to data obtained by The Associated Press....
  • Declining highway funds prevent road upgrades in Arizona

    Federal spending on roads and highways has dipped in Arizona, meaning congested freeways and bottlenecked interchanges in metro Phoenix aren't likely to be upgraded any time soon. Revenue to Arizona from the Federal Highway Trust Fund declined 3...
  • Loss of federal money small part of SC road funding woes

    The amount of money South Carolina gets from the federal government for roads has dropped since 2008, but that is only a small part of the funding problems for a crumbling highway system. Figures compiled by The Associated Press show the total amount...
  • Speed still kills

    Speed still kills
    At its core, the business of setting highway speed limits is about striking a balance between convenience, a goal served by allowing traffic to move as quickly as possible, and safety, which argues for slower speeds. Just because roads and vehicles are...
  • Big increase in highway spending in Washington

    Washington state saw the largest percentage increase of total highway spending in the nation in recent years, but lawmakers are still considering a $15 billion tax increase plan for road improvement projects. Total highway spending in Washington rose...
  • Construction of $35 million overpass begins in Grayslake despite snow

    Construction of $35 million overpass begins in Grayslake despite snow
    Snow might still be falling with regularity, but construction season already has begun with the Lake County Division of Transportation's next big-ticket item: the $35 million Washington Street underpass project at the Canadian National Railway tracks in...
  • Get Takata's dangerous air bags off the road

    You would think a company that makes vehicle air bags — a critical safety feature — would go all-out to assure the world that its product is, you know, safe. And if something went terribly wrong, causing this safety product to kill? You'd...
  • Christie: Transportation fund 'not a crisis at the moment'

    New Jersey drivers bracing for an increase in the state's gas tax might have gotten a reprieve until 2016. That's because Gov. Chris Christie says the state's transportation trust fund has enough cash to run through June 2016, not June 2015 as many...
  • Vermont highway spending boosted by disaster funding

    Despite a decrease in real dollars that Vermont has received from the federal Highway Trust Fund over the past five years the state has increased spending on highway projects — reducing its backlog of structurally deficient bridges and catching up...
  • Automakers pick company to investigate Takata air bags

    DETROIT A group of 10 automakers said Thursday they have selected engineering firm Orbital ATK to test air bag inflators made by Takata that are tied to recalls involving millions of cars. The automakers also said they have selected former National...