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House Votes to Keep Highway Spending Level, Ignores Warnings

posted on November 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Despite years of warnings that the nation's roads, bridges and transit systems are falling apart and will bring nightmarish congestion, the House on Thursday passed a six-year transportation bill that maintains the spending status quo. Full Story

Safety advocates criticize proposed giveaways to auto industries

posted on October 23, 2015 at 4:46 PM

safety advocates say Congress is snubbing their agenda and taking sides with the auto and trucking industries. Full Story

Highway trucks get heavier prompting safety questions

posted on November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Officially, the national weight limit for freight trucks on interstate highways is 40 tons. In reality, trucks are getting heavier in more states - legally - and advocates for highway safety and the trucking industry are sharply at odds about it. Full Story

Feds back off commercial licenses for farmers idea

posted on August 19, 2011 at 2:27 PM

Federal highway officials have decided that farmers who operate tractors, combines and semitrailers can keep driving on rural roads without the same kind of regulations that apply to long-haul truckers. Full Story

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