Monday, March 27, 2017
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PA Turnpike Commission lifts truck ban but cautions drivers to be alert

PA Turnpike Commission lifts truck ban but cautions drivers to be alert

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — The Middletown, Pa., Turnpike Commission says it has lifted its truck ban on the turnpike and that lower speed limits also will no longer be in effect because of the weather.

Missouri Legislature considers 2 bills on traffic stops

Missouri Legislature considers 2 bills on traffic stops

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers are considering measures that would use drivers' exams or driver education classes to educate prospective motorists about how to act during a traffic stop.

Snowstorm clobbers the Northeast, travel restrictions implemented

Snowstorm clobbers the Northeast, travel restrictions implemented

NEW YORK — A sloppy, blustery late-season storm lashed the Northeast with sleet and more than a foot of snow in some places Tuesday, paralyzing much of the Washington-to-Boston corridor after a remarkably mild February had lulled people into thinking the worst of winter was over.

Tennessee Senate panel changes, OKs governor's roads plan

Tennessee Senate panel changes, OKs governor's roads plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee legislative panel on Monday changed Gov. Bill Haslam's transportation funding bill before passing it, which Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris said would ensure people save more in food tax cuts than they'd pay in a gas tax hike.

N.J. Senate approves $400 million funding for transportation projects

N.J. Senate approves $400 million funding for transportation projects

TRENTON, N.J. — The New Jersey Senate on Monday approved $400 million in extra spending for transportation projects this fiscal year.

State DOT chiefs warn Congress of budget freeze fallout

State DOT chiefs warn Congress of budget freeze fallout

WASHINGTON — Officials representing state departments of transportation have warned Congress that the current budget freeze is preventing DOT’s and transit agencies from using already-authorized federal funding increases as the spring construction season gets under way, and could prevent commuter railroads from using authorized crash avoidance funds for this year.

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