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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Traffic Deaths Down 3.1 Percent in 2013

     
    Fatalities from traffic accidents decreased 3.1 percent from 2012 to 2013, according to a traffic fatality report issued today by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In total, 32,719 Americans died in traffic accidents in 2013. That's down...
  • 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...
  • Traffic: Roadwork on U.S. 1

    Traffic: Roadwork on U.S. 1
    The state Department of Transportation said that emergency roadwork on U.S. 1 North in the Nottingham area that began on Wednesday continued into Thursday morning. The roadwork between Putty Hill Avenue and Dunfield Road has closed all northbound...
  • Traffic, time slow in Guadalupe, Ariz., town rich with Yaqui traditions

    Traffic, time slow in Guadalupe, Ariz., town rich with Yaqui traditions
    The entrance to the town that time passed by is marked by brake lights. The speed limit is 20 mph, about half what it is on the surrounding streets of Phoenix and Tempe. So on weekday evenings the traffic backup can stretch for hundreds of yards —...
  • Traffic: Collision on U.S. 1 in Jessup

    Traffic: Collision on U.S. 1 in Jessup
    All northbound traffic on U.S. 1 in Jessup is closed at Assateague Drive due to a two-vehicle collision at 9:02 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation. A two-vehicle collision on the inner loop of Interstate 695 in...
  • Fighting Back Against DOT's War on Highway Exit Numbers

    Just when you think you the state Department of Transportation couldn't inconvenience you anymore, they announce a plan to change the numbers of all the highway exits. Why? To be in lock step with the dumb-ass federal system used in other states,...
  • Traffic: Debris cleared from I-895 South in Baltimore City

    Traffic: Debris cleared from I-895 South in Baltimore City
    All lanes are open on Interstate 895 South in Baltimore City on Tuesday morning with the clearing of debris past the Moravia Road exit, according to the state Department of Transportation. A single-vehicle crash on I-795 South in Owings Mills prior to...