interstates

President Trump's infrastructure plan includes more tolls, more state control for roads
President Trump's infrastructure plan includes more tolls, more state control for roads

Taking the family on a long road trip could cost drivers more if a proposal unveiled Monday is adopted by Congress. The Trump administration released its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which seeks to address the nation's crumbling roadways and other aged infrastructure. The 55-page proposal is...Read More»

Prototype for Nissan and Infiniti’s ProPilot self-driving system
Forget HOV lanes, get ready for self-driving vehicle lanes

Now, with the dawn of the autonomous vehicle well within sight and plans for its Wisconsin plant progressing at full speed, Foxconn, which is perhaps best known as Apple's iPhone supplier, has suggested creating interstate lanes specifically for self-driving vehicles. Taiwan-based Foxconn made...Read More»

Toll plaza with E-ZPass on the Spaulding Turnpike near Rochester, NH (via Wikimedia user Fletcher6)
Could Interstate Tolls Finally Bring Americas Roads & Bridges Up To Speed?

America's roads and bridges are in terrible shape. The American Society of Civil Engineers assigned our roads a grade of D-minus, and Pew Research has rated a third of them substandard. At least 25 percent of our bridges are crumbling, desperately in need of repair, with more than 20,000 judged...Read More»

bike route (USBRS) sign
U.S. Interstate Bike Routes Bolstered...As Highways Neglected?

You've probably heard of I-5, I-80, or I-95, the legendary U.S. 66 or the still-useful U.S. 2. But what about USBR 20? It's been 55 years since the Interstate highway system was initiated by President Eisenhower. And while that system might be crumbling and ill-maintained in some respects, there's...Read More»

Interstate Travel
New GOP Governors Want To Spend High-Speed Rail Funds On Roads

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has rejected a request from two recently elected GOP governors-to-be asking to cancel light-rail projects in the works and funnel the money elsewhere. Ohio governor-elect John Kasich wants to use $400 in federal funds pledged to a Cleveland-to-Cincinnati...Read More»

Utah highway
Transportation Officials: Rural Congestion Highlights Funding Need

Getting away for the long weekend? You might not completely get away from traffic. Part of the issue: that our population has nearly doubled, as well as shifted significantly, geographically, since the Interstate system was launched in 1956. According to a new report, you increasingly likely to...Read More»

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