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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • State's 6-year highway spending plan warns of 'rapid deterioration'

    State's 6-year highway spending plan warns of 'rapid deterioration'
    The first multi-year highway improvement plan proposed by the Rauner administration on Thursday continues a pattern of shrinking spending on roads and bridges, and state transportation officials warned about "a rapid deterioration in the overall condition...
  • Amtrak crash: Why positive train control is a negative for many railroads

    Amtrak crash: Why positive train control is a negative for many railroads
    The location may be near Philadelphia, but the story is tragically familiar to anyone in Southern California who commutes by rail: After a deadly derailment -- this one of an Amtrak train apparently traveling more than 100 miles per hour through a curve...
  • Hansen: How many people visit Laguna? Good question

    As with economics and divorce court, any city project hinges on one simple requirement: Give me a number. How big should a new parking structure be? Give me the number of cars. How should we redesign a dusty downtown for more housing and life? Give me a...
  • Construction begins on Deerfield Road this summer

    Construction begins on Deerfield Road this summer
    Drivers can expect to see slower traffic starting this summer on Deerfield Road, as crews begin infrastructure replacement to prepare the east-west arterial for a massive overhaul next year. Deerfield officials laid out the scope of the project to...
  • House speaker decries 'stupid question' about Amtrak funds

    House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that this week's fatal Amtrak crash wasn't caused by a lack of federal funds and mocked a reporter for even asking about it. "Are you really going to ask such a stupid question?" he said at a news conference as...
  • Toll Charge In His Hertz Rental: $1.40. Service Fee: $24.75.

    Toll Charge In His Hertz Rental: $1.40. Service Fee: $24.75.
    Adam Cohen spent six days in the PlatePass State, otherwise known as Florida, last December without knowing the consequences of using a Hertz rental car's electronic toll-collection service. During their stay, Cohen and his parents traveled only once,...
  • Accident On I-91 North Involving Ambulance Ties Up Traffic In Rocky Hill

    ROCKY HILL - An accident between exits 23 and 24 on the northbound lane of Interstate 91 is causing traffic delays between exits 23 and 24 Friday morning, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The two-vehicle accident was first...
  • Construction Work To Begin In South Windsor

    SOUTH WINDSOR - A six-week construction project on Nevers Road is set to begin Wednesday. The work will begin the relocation of the water main on Nevers Road, from Mark Drive to the South Windsor High School driveway, according to a press release from...
  • NTSB: Amtrak train sped up before crash

    PHILADELPHIA Right before its fatal derailment on Tuesday night, Amtrak Train 188 accelerated significantly as it approached the Frankford Junction curve, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. In barely a minute, its speed jumped from...
  • Q&A with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on L.A., Amtrak

    Q&A with U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on L.A., Amtrak
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx came to Los Angeles on Thursday to urge Congress to keep money flowing for state highway, bridge and transit projects. In two weeks, unless Congress acts, federal officials' ability to give money to state and...
  • Nebraska lawmakers override veto of gas tax increase

    Nebraska motorists will pay higher taxes at the gas pump to cover road and bridge repairs under a law passed Thursday over Gov. Pete Ricketts' objections. Lawmakers mustered just enough support to override Ricketts' veto of a 6-cent-per-gallon gas tax...