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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Christie: Transportation fund 'not a crisis at the moment'

    New Jersey drivers bracing for an increase in the state's gas tax might have gotten a reprieve until 2016. That's because Gov. Chris Christie says the state's transportation trust fund has enough cash to run through June 2016, not June 2015 as many...
  • Automakers pick company to investigate Takata air bags

    DETROIT A group of 10 automakers said Thursday they have selected engineering firm Orbital ATK to test air bag inflators made by Takata that are tied to recalls involving millions of cars. The automakers also said they have selected former National...
  • Incidents cleared from MD 713 South, MD 100 East in Hanover

    Incidents cleared from MD 713 South, MD 100 East in Hanover
    All lanes are open on two local thoroughfares that had been experienced closures on Thursday morning due to rush-hour incidents, state transportation officials said. All lanes are open on MD 713 South in Hanover with the clearing of a single-vehicle...
  • Addams Tollway rebuilding project to begin next month

     Addams Tollway rebuilding project to begin next month
    One of the biggest projects of the 2015 road construction season is expected to start next month with the rebuilding and widening of the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway between Elgin and the Tri-State Tollway, officials said Thursday. Although Addams...
  • Philly cab owners told to get nicer cars

    Acknowledging the popularity of ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, the Philadelphia Parking Authority said it plans to require better taxicab service in the city. New rules proposed this week would require that vehicles brought into service...
  • Correction: Ocean City Repairs story

    In a story Feb. 25 about plans to repair an Ocean City bridge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the MDTA would fix it. The State Highway Administration, not the Maryland Transportation Authority, will repair the bridge. A corrected...
  • Oil train wrecks increase pressure for tougher safety rules

    Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. On Feb. 5, the...
  • Detours in place as 101st Avenue bridge constuction starts

    Detours in place as 101st Avenue bridge constuction starts
    The more than 3,700 motorists who use 101st Avenue Bridge over Deep River every day will have to find an alternate route for the next couple months while the almost 50-year-old structure is replaced. Duane Alverson, engineer for the Lake County...
  • City gets grant for rubberized asphalt

    The city of La CaƱada Flintridge recently won a $123,500 grant from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery’s Rubberized Pavement Program for rubberized asphalt, known for its durability and noise-dampening qualities, to be...
  • Boston mayor: no more parking space savers starting Monday

    Spring cleaning is coming early in snowbound Boston. Mayor Marty Walsh has declared an end to the orange cones, beach chairs and other quirky items that Bostonians use to reserve shoveled out parking spaces. Officials will start clearing the "space...
  • Construction to close Burleigh Road in Gloucester County

    Construction to close Burleigh Road in Gloucester County
    Construction crews will begin work Tuesday to widen a portion of Burleigh Road in Gloucester County and remove a tricky curve. The reconstruction will close roughly a quarter of a mile of the route and detour traffic for 10 weeks. Work to straighten the...