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Highway and Road Transportation

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  • Kentucky's gas tax shrinks as road needs grow

    Kentucky's gas tax is shrinking even as its need for road and bridge work grows. Triggered by automatic reductions pegged to the price of fuel, Kentucky's gas tax dropped 4.3 cents in January and is scheduled to drop another 5.1 cents in April, decreases...
  • DC faring better than most states in federal highway funding

    While many states have been scrambling to make up for a drop in federal highway funding over the past several years, road-construction dollars sent to the District of Columbia have continued to increase, according to data obtained by The Associated Press....
  • Declining highway funds prevent road upgrades in Arizona

    Federal spending on roads and highways has dipped in Arizona, meaning congested freeways and bottlenecked interchanges in metro Phoenix aren't likely to be upgraded any time soon. Revenue to Arizona from the Federal Highway Trust Fund declined 3...
  • Loss of federal money small part of SC road funding woes

    The amount of money South Carolina gets from the federal government for roads has dropped since 2008, but that is only a small part of the funding problems for a crumbling highway system. Figures compiled by The Associated Press show the total amount...
  • Big increase in highway spending in Washington

    Washington state saw the largest percentage increase of total highway spending in the nation in recent years, but lawmakers are still considering a $15 billion tax increase plan for road improvement projects. Total highway spending in Washington rose...
  • Vermont highway spending boosted by disaster funding

    Despite a decrease in real dollars that Vermont has received from the federal Highway Trust Fund over the past five years the state has increased spending on highway projects — reducing its backlog of structurally deficient bridges and catching up...
  • Colorado turns to toll roads to make up funding gap

    As funding for highway construction and upkeep dwindles, Colorado has increasingly turned toward a once-unthinkable way to fund road expansion: tolls. The federal highway trust fund gave the state nearly 9 percent less last year than in 2008 after...
  • Snow storm creates dangerous driving conditions

    Snow storm creates dangerous driving conditions
    As heavy snow started to fall Saturday afternoon, driving conditions became treacherous. Transportation officials urged residents to stay put if possible. Around 2:45 p.m. Saturday Baltimore's Department of Transportation asked drivers to stay off the...
  • Maryland urges drivers to get off roads during winter storm

    The Maryland State Highway Administration is urging travelers to stay off the roads due to snow and ice across the state. State Highway Administrator Melinda Peters says motorists should not be out on state roads Saturday unless it is an absolute...
  • Virginia ahead of curve in transportation funding, but revenue lags projections

    Virginia ahead of curve in transportation funding, but revenue lags projections
    While federal funding for highway construction and maintenance falls around the nation and many states scramble to find ways to fill the gaps, Virginia is a year and a half into a new way of funding its transportation infrastructure. Virginia passed a...
  • Victim in wrong-way crash was running from feds after drug deal, records show

    Victim in wrong-way crash was running from feds after drug deal, records show
    The driver who died in a wrong-way crash Tuesday was speeding away from federal agents who were undercover at a drug deal, according to court documents. Woody Jacques, 24, died after he crashed his car into a tree on North Jog Road near Florida's...