Friday, April 28, 2017
The Nation
Ouch! Illinois road project stung by judge's endangered-bee ruling

Ouch! Illinois road project stung by judge's endangered-bee ruling

CHICAGO — A highway in suburban Chicago has become the second Midwest road construction project delayed temporarily because of concerns about possible harm to a bumblebee recently listed as an endangered species.

Arizona House give initial OK to texting while driving ban for teens

Arizona House give initial OK to texting while driving ban for teens

PHOENIX — The Arizona House has given initial approval to legislation banning texting or other cellphone use by drivers with only a learner's permit or during the first six months teenagers have a regular license — a major move after years of failed efforts to make even small steps to address distracted driving.

Survey cites increased medical exam costs after NRCME implemented

Survey cites increased medical exam costs after NRCME implemented

ARLINGTON, Va. — A majority of professional truck drivers are reporting increased exam costs following the implementation of the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) rulemaking.

Coalition of 34 transportation, business, labor groups asks for Highway Trust Fund fix

Coalition of 34 transportation, business, labor groups asks for Highway Trust Fund fix

WASHINGTON — A coalition of 34 national business, labor and transportation industry groups — including the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials — has called on Congressional budget writers to take steps to fix the Highway Trust Fund as they craft a FY2018 budget that would take effect October 1.

ATA names director of strategic communications

ATA names director of strategic communications

ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Trucking Associations has hired Jeremy Kirkpatrick as the federation’s new director of strategic communications.

Minnesota project list marks start of construction season, congestion

Minnesota project list marks start of construction season, congestion

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Minnesota transportation officials unveiled a slate of 2017 road projects on Thursday with a warning: the roster of $1 billion in projects could be the last big spending for years to come.

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