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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Turnpike will be first Pennsylvania highway to feature 70 mph speed limit

     
    The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission beat PennDOT to the punch: A section of the toll road will be the first to raise the speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph next week, Turnpike officials reported today. State law allowed, but did not mandate, the change to...
  • Red Line roadblock [Editorial]

    Red Line roadblock  [Editorial]
    Last month, Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz wrote a letter to Maryland Transportation Secretary James T. Smith Jr. indicating his displeasure with certain aspects of the proposed Red Line light rail project. He doesn't want the county to...
  • Bad break for Bradford Street motorists

    Q: When Bradford Street in Allentown reopened last November after being closed due to the construction of American Parkway Bridge, I was surprised to find that it was one-way. Is this permanent? At one point I thought Bradford was going to be closed...
  • Obama backs highway fund fix, touts 'talking' cars

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday threw his weight behind a temporary fix for the depleted Highway Trust Fund during an event to tout his administration's work with the private sector to develop cars that communicate using...
  • Safety group lists best used cars for teen drivers

    Safety group lists best used cars for teen drivers
    Many teens are driving cars that are poorly matched to their driving skills, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute released its first list of recommended used vehicles for teens Wednesday after finding in a survey of 500...
  • States hit the brakes on road projects as federal fund goes broke

    WASHINGTON Instead of shifting into high gear during what is normally the peak of construction season, state transportation departments around the country are easing off the gas pedal as the federal Highway Trust Fund barrels toward insolvency sometime...
  • 'Complete' streets a major goal in Parkland

    Parkland is set to join a growing list of cities in South Florida that are planning to turn select roadways into complete streets, those that are designed for more than just vehicular traffic. At a recent City Commission meeting, city officials expressed...
  • How to keep the Highway Trust Fund in motion

    How to keep the Highway Trust Fund in motion
    I'm on the highway to hell (highway to hell) … and I'm goin' down all the way — AC/DC   We'll probably learn this week if the U.S. House and Senate intend to live out the AC/DC classic. The Highway Trust Fund, the federal...
  • Harrison Street, Allentown

    Harrison Street between the Eighth Street overpass and Lehigh Street in Allentown temporarily closed today, and will remain so for the next two to three weeks, according to city officials. The street must be closed, and traffic detoured, because of...
  • Interstates 78 and 80; Route 33; Harrison Street, Allentown

    Lane restriction, Interstate 78 eastbound between Lenhartsville and Hamburg, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday, reflector installation. Lane restriction, Interstate 78 between Route 373 and Route 61, eastbound 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, westbound 9...
  • Lower speed limit in College Park among measures to boost pedestrian safety

    Lower speed limit in College Park among measures to boost pedestrian safety
    The Maryland State Highway Administration plans to lower the speed limit and add median fencing and a new traffic light on U.S. 1 near the University of Maryland, College Park, after a startling number of pedestrian deaths on the road. Officials decided...