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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Nation abandons its infrastructure

    America is already making decisions about infrastructure: Apparently we've decided to abandon much of it. Events like the 2007 collapse of the interstate highway bridge in Minnesota, the recent long closure of Interstate 495 outside of Wilmington, Del.,...
  • Oswego funds summer road projects

    Oswego trustees approved two road maintenance contracts Tuesday night, with the intention to have another discussion on tax hike proposals to fund future street resurfacing projects. Trustees unanimously approved using the remaining motor fuel tax funds...
  • Here's how to check if your vehicle has a potentially dangerous air bag under recall

    Here's how to check if your vehicle has a potentially dangerous air bag under recall
    The national recall of 34 million air bags on Tuesday was welcome news for vehicle owners who were concered whether their air bags could be dangerous. Here's how to check if your vehicle is included in the recall. Get your Vehicle Identification Number,...
  • What's happening in Annapolis, Baltimore, D.C. and at the beach

    City Annapolis, first block of West Street. •One of Annapolis' most popular street festivals, the First Sunday Arts Festival, will be held June 7. The first block of West Street, from Church Circle to Calvert Street, is closed to traffic from...
  • Congress, it's time to really fix the Highway Trust Fund

     Congress, it's time to really fix the Highway Trust Fund
    Congress is — again — planning to pass a temporary extension for the Highway Trust Fund, which uses the federal gas tax to pay for road, bridge and public transit construction. But the fund is nearly broke. Last year, lawmakers adopted a 10-...
  • Work to slow I-40 traffic in Haywood County in May, June

    Officials say Interstate 40 will be narrowed to two lanes in northern Haywood County for construction work this week. The North Carolina Department of Transportation told The Asheville Citizen-Times (http://avlne.ws/1cNPPcr ) lane closures will begin May...
  • Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles

    Exploding air bags: Takata recall now totals 34 million vehicles
    Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp. on Tuesday declared that air bags in nearly 34 million vehicles are defective, making it the largest recall of automobiles in history and among the biggest of any U.S. consumer product. The Tuesday announcement...
  • KDOT expects to hire contractor for Longmeadow Parkway project by fall

    KDOT expects to hire contractor for Longmeadow Parkway project by fall
    Kane County's Department of Transportation is poised to move the Longmeadow Parkway road and toll bridge in northern Kane County forward this fall when it starts seeking contractors for the first phase in the $100 million project. "It's exciting times...
  • No video to help Amtrak probe _ despite NTSB recommendation

    Five years ago, federal accident investigators recommended that the government require video cameras in locomotive cabs to record engineers' actions. But it didn't happen. Now, that's left a gap in unraveling last week's fatal Amtrak derailment. It's...
  • Takata air bag recall expands to record 34 million vehicles

    DETROIT The recall of vehicles equipped with air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata will expand to 33.8 million vehicles in the U.S., making it one of the largest safety recalls in the country's history. The move to essentially double the number of...
  • My way for the highway signs

    My way for the highway signs
    How impatient am I? So impatient that I go from placid to peeved in less than six seconds when one of those lighted informational billboards over area expressways — officially called Dynamic Message Signs — is offering a random safety tip or...