In hopes of reducing congestion and improving goods movement, state transportation officials want to create interstate lanes specifically for trucks.
"With truck traffic rising, at least nine states, including Ohio, are considering proposals to separate big rigs from cars on interstate highways, hoping to reduce congestion, improve safety and increase commerce by moving goods faster.
The highways are heavily traveled and are being used increasingly to carry passengers and freight through big cities of the industrial Midwest and booming communities in the Sun Belt.
Ohio, Nevada and other states want to build or designate truck-only lanes on various stretches of interstate highways, though they're not yet sure how they would pay for them. Tolls are one option; public-private partnerships another. In Indiana last year, state lawmakers approved a lease of a toll road to a private company, Cintra, based in Spain."
Amtrak Ramping Up Infrastructure Projects
Thanks to federal funding from the 2021 infrastructure act, the agency plans to triple its investment in infrastructure improvements and new routes in the next two years.
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Proposal Would Transform L.A.’s ‘Freeway to Nowhere’ Into Park, Housing
A never-completed freeway segment could see new life as a mixed-use development with housing, commercial space, and one of the county’s largest parks.
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California Impact Fees Reach Supreme Court
An upcoming ruling could have a major impact on building and development in California and around the country.
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