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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Ford Expands Airbag Recall

     
    In November, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urged automakers to expand a recall of Takata-manufactured airbags, and Ford has announced it's doing just that. Following Honda and Mazda, Ford has decided to expand its Takata airbag recall...
  • What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ

     What makes an 1800s rail station worth saving? Experts differ
    Blue Line service resumes Monday at the CTA's Damen stop in Wicker Park after a $13.6 million station restoration that, viewed from the brick building's exterior, provides the most accurate depiction to date of what commuters first saw 119 years ago,...
  • Tolls to resume on Sawgrass Expressway by mall ramp

    Tolls to resume on Sawgrass Expressway by mall ramp
    The days of zipping onto the Sawgrass Expressway for free after a trip to the Sawgrass Mills mall or the BB&T Center are coming to an end. As soon as late January, SunPass users taking the on-ramp from Pat Salerno Drive to the southbound Sawgrass...
  • How the red light camera study was done

    How the red light camera study was done
    The Chicago Tribune commissioned the study of red light cameras with two researchers affiliated with Texas A&M University who conducted the work as independent consultants. Under their guidance, and with the advice of several other national experts,...
  • Feel free to cruise slowly in the passing lane

    Feel free to cruise slowly in the passing lane
    I ventured the other day onto the cross walk in front of The Morning Call, because the road was clear except for a car just emerging from a nearby parking deck. I've seen people who just step out into the crosswalk in busy traffic, confident that...
  • Middle Ground Boulevard extension in Newport News will not open for another month

    Middle Ground Boulevard extension in Newport News will not open for another month
    NEWPORT NEWS — It will be at least another month before motorists can begin using the new segment of Middle Ground Boulevard. The four-lane road, which will provide a new connection between Jefferson Avenue and Warwick Boulevard, was scheduled for...
  • Cops can't ride solo in HOV lanes at rush hour

    Cops can't ride solo in HOV lanes at rush hour
    Q: Every rush hour I see cruisers from the sheriff's offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as other police agencies driving in the Interstate 95 HOV lanes with one person in the vehicle. Is law enforcement allowed to do this? John McCarthy,...
  • Detours, traffic woes to end with Sinclair Lane Bridge reopening Monday, city says

    Detours, traffic woes to end with Sinclair Lane Bridge reopening Monday, city says
    A bridge replacement project that has forced nearly 30,000 drivers a day to take detours through East Baltimore will end next week after two years of cost run-ups and delays. Both Edison Highway and Sinclair Lane will reopen to traffic Monday with the...
  • Tollway testing apps to give travel info, pay tolls by phone

     Tollway testing apps to give travel info, pay tolls by phone
    The Illinois Tollway is testing two smartphone applications intended to provide timely travel information and pay tolls, officials said Thursday. The mobile app called SafeTrip would furnish current traffic alerts and roadway conditions via a motorist's...
  • U.S. motorists set October driving record as pump prices tumble

    Motorists took to U.S. roads and highways in record numbers in October, fueling the fastest rise in miles driven since 2006, according to data released on Friday by the Federal Highway Administration. Drivers logged 264.2 billion vehicle miles in...
  • PennDOT surpasses road, bridge repair goals

    PennDOT surpasses road, bridge repair goals
    HARRISBURG — Barry Schoch won't gloat. He's too professional. Too serious about his life's work as an engineer. Too proud of the men and women he directs as secretary of the state Department of Transportation. But Schoch would have every right...