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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Autonomous vehicles will alter cityscapes

    DETROIT Imagine acres of parking decks converted to parks. Picture a ride-sharing app that summons a car with no driver. Envision many fewer fatal traffic accidents. Self-driving dump trucks and tractors are already here, but autonomous vehicles for...
  • Delayed turnpike projects coming back, but relief from traffic jams still years away

    Delayed turnpike projects coming back, but relief from traffic jams still years away
    Years ago, Florida's Turnpike had big plans to improve the highway in Palm Beach County. But those plans were dropped as the economy weakened and toll revenues slipped. Now commuters are feeling the crunch as they idle in traffic jams. Drivers commuting...
  • Lake Zurich to up annual resurfacing budget to $2 million

    The village of Lake Zurich aims to ramp up annual spending on its road resurfacing program to $2 million, starting with the upcoming fiscal year. At the Board of Trustees' March 2 meeting, village engineer Manhard Consulting recommended village...
  • Van Bergen house makes slow journey to Evanston home

     Van Bergen house makes slow journey to Evanston home
    By car, the trip from 2748 Green Bay Road in Evanston to the intersection of Crawford Avenue and Old Glenview Road to the west is perhaps six minutes. To move the John S. Van Bergen house — in three pieces, on huge flatbed trucks, and with a...
  • ANIZDA views Waterfront plans

    ANIZDA views Waterfront plans
    For three years, the epicenter of Allentown's rebirth has been the downtown, but by the summer of 2016, the city's under-used Lehigh River could be playing a starring role. If all goes as planned, people could be biking along a riverfront recreation...
  • Interest groups pushing gas tax overhaul to fix Illinois roads

    Interest groups pushing gas tax overhaul to fix Illinois roads
    With money from a major multiyear state construction program drying up and federal funds in limbo, transportation advocates are scrambling to overhaul how the state taxes gasoline in the hopes of finding a steady stream of money to help revitalize...
  • Evening commute slow as city prepares for snow

    Evening commute slow as city prepares for snow
    Rush-hour traffic was backed up in Baltimore Wednesday night as commuters hurried home before a storm that is anticipated to drop between 6 and 8 inches of snow and ice on the area Thursday. The precipitation should start at about 10 p.m. in the form of...
  • Mailbag: No more building and polluting the air

    Re: "Beach, Edinger growth targeted," (Feb. 19): The Huntington Beach City Council voted to look into a 45-day moratorium on housing projects in the area, specifically along Beach Boulevard and Edinger Avenue. Simply put, this is like closing the corral...
  • 10 injured in series of crashes on New York's icy I-84

    Ten people suffered minor injuries in a series of crashes involving 23 vehicles on an icy, foggy stretch of Interstate 84 near the Pennsylvania border. State police say six vehicles crashed at about 7:15 a.m. Wednesday after a commercial vehicle driver...
  • Md. officials warn drivers to be ready for winter conditions

    The Maryland State Highway Administration says it has 2,400 pieces of equipment ready to treat roads during the next winter storm. But the agency says road crews will not be pre-treating roads with salt because the storm is expected to start as rain, and...
  • New speed display board 'calms' traffic in Lindenhurst

    New speed display board 'calms' traffic in Lindenhurst
    A new digital display board is providing the Lindenhurst Police Department with much more than just assistance with speed limit compliance. Once a heavy piece of equipment that police officers had to manually set, the newest traffic display boards are...