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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Agency: State Road 7 extension can proceed but will harm hawk

    Agency: State Road 7 extension can proceed but will harm hawk
    The long-awaited extension of State Road 7 in Palm Beach County has moved closer to getting built, now that a federal wildlife agency has concluded the project would harm but not risk wiping out an endangered Everglades hawk. The U.S. Fish and...
  • NHTSA Investigates Timing of Graco Car-Seat Recall

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced it's investigating if car-seat manufacturer Graco Children's Products was slow to recall millions of child-safety seats this year. The recalled car seats have a sticky harness buckle that can...
  • Tracking miles as gas tax alternative raises fairness, privacy concerns

    Tracking miles as gas tax alternative raises fairness, privacy concerns
    Standing at a Chevron station in Long Beach, Teresa Gutierrez wished she was pumping fuel into a gas-sipping hybrid instead of her hulking GMC Yukon. She was nevertheless cool to the idea that the state might start raising money for highway repairs by...
  • Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station

     Commuters, transit experts offer 6 ways to improve Union Station
    A multibillion-dollar rehabilitation of Chicago's iconic Union Station is on the drawing board, including plans to improve access by reconfiguring train concourses and eliminating a confusing layout for ramps and escalators. But as planners ponder a...
  • Hollywood turnpike toll booths disappearing

    Hollywood turnpike toll booths disappearing
    Q: What kind of work is being done at the Hollywood interchange on Florida's Turnpike? Rochelle Weissman via Twitter @RoDKW A: Overhead gantries are being installed in preparation for the conversion to electronic tolling in the fall of 2015. Once...
  • FDOT starts two-year I-75 project in Sumter

    If you're heading north on Interstate 75 toward Ocala and points north, be prepared to run into construction. The state Department of Transportation recently kicked off the 13-mile, $76.9 million project that runs from the Sumter/Hernando county line to...
  • Sawgrass on-ramp from Turnpike gaining additional lane

    Sawgrass on-ramp from Turnpike gaining additional lane
    Q: What is happening at the Sawgrass Expressway interchange at Florida's Turnpike? Construction has been going on forever. Delays on the southbound turnpike exit to the Sawgrass seem to sometimes stretch all the way to the Broward/Palm Beach county line....
  • Just when drivers think congestion couldn't get any worse

     Just when drivers think congestion couldn't get any worse
    As if congestion isn't quite horrible enough all by itself in Chicago, drivers last week endured protests blocking traffic on Lake Shore Drive and other roads, rush-hour sign-repair work causing gridlock on the Kennedy Expressway and gapers' block backups...
  • Why fight for parking when your trolly has arrived?

    Why fight for parking when your trolly has arrived?
    Around Park Avenue, there are museums like the Morse Museum and the Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum. The University Club hosts lectures and movies, and different shops sell works of art. But off Park Avenue’s beaten path, there are plenty of other...
  • Gift shop at the Delray Marketplace is all in the family

    Gift shop at the Delray Marketplace is all in the family
    Population is on the rise in western Delray Beach, and it's attracting new businesses. Mother-and-daughter duo Brent Brewster and Brooke Bell recently opened Pizazz gift boutique in the Delray Marketplace. They chose the site for the locale's rapid...
  • A Changing Road Map: CT Highways To Gradually Get New Exit Numbers

    Exits on I-395 will be getting new numbers next year, and a similar change is coming for I-95 and Route 8 sometime after that. That means drivers will need to get acquainted with different exit numbers if they want to remember the location of a favorite...