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  • How billboards warning motorists of I-80 bridge safety concerns created one of 2019′s biggest stories

    12/30/2019 5:22:28 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 29, 2019 | Ted Slowik
    Will County billboards that warned motorists about bridges stoked public-safety fears and helped convince state lawmakers of the need to approve a $45 billion infrastructure plan. The billboards and their impact arguably deserve to rank among the top political stories of the year, if not the decade. Construction unions paid to display the messages “Cross bridge at your own risk” and “Bridge ahead in critical condition” on electronic billboards near Interstate 80 bridges over the Des Plaines River in Joliet. The billboards heightened motorists’ fears about crumbling infrastructure and generated bipartisan support for the $45 billion Rebuild Illinois program. Marc...
  • ISIS propaganda found in Central Nebraska

    01/16/2018 6:41:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    KHGI via WOLF ^ | Friday, January 12th 2018 | Lauren Kummer
    Suspected ISIS propaganda was found in Central Nebraska not far from the small town of Elm Creek. Somewhere along an Eastbound off-ramp on I-80 and Hwy 183, a computer disc was found along with literature that appeared to be ISIS propaganda. “There’s a lot of vehicle traffic in that location,” said Captain Bob Anderson with Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office. The disc was found by a man Thursday afternoon sometime between 3 p.m. and 4:18 p.m. […] According to the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office, the disc was logged into evidence and forwarded to the FBI. …
  • The Ohio Turnpike gears up for self-driving car testing

    08/26/2016 7:04:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    13 ABC ^ | August 25, 2016 | Lissa Guyton
    TOLEDO (13abc Action News) - Self-driving cars are getting closer to becoming a reality in America. Testing is underway in a few places around the country and if you travel the Ohio Turnpike, you'll soon be sharing the road with them. We spoke with drivers and the head of the Ohio Turnpike Commission about the testing. The autonomous vehicles could be on the turnpike by the end of the year. The Ohio Turnpike will be turned into a test track of sorts for the emerging technology. Randy Cole is the Executive Director of the Turnpike Commission, "It's 241 miles of...
  • Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming closed again because of another chain-reaction crash

    05/07/2015 2:46:42 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Associated Press
    LARAMIE, Wyo. – Trucks and cars piled into one another Monday in dense fog on Interstate 80 in southeast Wyoming, resulting in a fiery chain-reaction crash that killed one person, injured 16 and sent up a column of thick black smoke. The crash in a rural area 18 miles west of Laramie occurred four days after several pileups during a blinding snowstorm closed the busy interstate for two days.
  • Travel information for Interstate 80 is as follows: Last update at: Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am

    03/03/2015 5:17:12 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    Wyoming State Government:, Travel Information Services ^ | Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am | Wyoming State Government:, Travel Information Services
    Travel information for Interstate 80 is as follows: Last update at: Mar 03, 2015 06:06 am...Road Closed Due To Winter Conditions...All travelers are encouraged to check present conditions and forecasts before departing. Cameras [Be sure to see the Webcams for the "Road Closed Due To Winter Conditions" locales.
  • I-80 toll proposal nears critical time (PA)

    07/31/2009 12:23:19 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 34 replies · 676+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 7/31/09 | Jon Schmitz
    A Pennsylvania Turnpike spokesman calls it a "fork in the road," but it might be a giant financial pothole that PennDOT is approaching. The turnpike yesterday transferred $225 million to the state for highway projects and public transit, the first of four payments scheduled for the fiscal year under Act 44, the transportation funding law enacted in 2007. The $900 million in annual payments will shrink to $450 million in the fiscal year that starts next July if the state fails to win federal approval to impose tolls on Interstate 80, or come up with some other revenue source. That...
  • I-80 toll proposal rejected (Pennsylvania)

    09/12/2008 12:01:23 PM PDT · by smokinleroy · 22 replies · 165+ views
    The Derrick (Oil City, PA) ^ | 9/12/08 | News Staff
    Congressman John Peterson praises decision. HARRISBURG - Federal regulators on Thursday rejected Pennsylvania's plan to impose tolls on Interstate 80, reigniting a sticky debate over where to find billions of dollars to fix roads, repair bridges and subsidize mass transit systems. Congressman John Peterson (R-5th) of Pleasantville, a leading opponent of the I-80 tolls, praised the decision and said "the 'closed for business' sign has been removed from Pennsylvania." "I'm excited for's a good day for the economy of Pennsylvania," Peterson said Thursday in a telephone interview with The Derrick and The News-Herald. Gov. Ed Rendell urged lawmakers to...
  • CA: Commission approves financing plan for toll lanes on Highway 101, other Bay Area freeways

    07/23/2008 4:45:37 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies · 179+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 23 July 2008 | Denis Cuff
    Commission approves financing plan for toll lanes on Highway 101, other Bay Area freeways A Bay Area transportation commission took a step today toward creating an 800-mile network of toll lanes on parts of Highway 101 and other local freeways for car pools and drivers who pay a toll. The Metropolitan Transportation Commission approved a 25-year financing plan that allocates $6.1 billion for the lanes. Transportation planners say the money for the project will come from the tolls collected from motorists who use the lanes. The commission also approved a set of principles for developing the network. The profits from...
  • CA: 800 miles of toll lanes on Highway 101, other Bay Area freeways proposed

    07/22/2008 6:32:38 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 30 replies · 197+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 21 July 2008 | Denis Cuff
    800 miles of toll lanes on Highway 101, other Bay Area freeways proposed A Bay Area transportation commission is proposing the creation of a $3.7 billion, 800-mile-long network of mixed-use carpool and toll lanes on more than 12 freeways in a big new attempt to ease chronic traffic congestion. Called High Occupancy Toll or HOT lanes because they are free to car poolers in rush hour and open to other vehicles for a toll, the network of express lanes would be developed over the next 25 years by a group county, regional and state transportation agencies. The lanes would be...
  • Federal bills introduced to prevent tolls

    10/31/2007 6:43:35 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies · 153+ views
    eTrucker ^ | October 31 | Jill Dunn
    U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell, D-Iowa, has introduced the Toll Road Prohibition Act, the latest bill designed to prevent tolling on federally built highways. HR 3802, introduced Oct. 10, would require states and cities to repay the U.S. government all federal funds used for construction of highways, bridges or tunnels, along with “reasonable interest,” before introducing tolls. “The American people should not be required to pay for the same highway twice, once through their tax dollars and again through new tolls on federal interstate highways,” Boswell said. The legislation would not prohibit the states from entering into public-private toll agreements, but...
  • Act 44 at a glance

    08/23/2007 1:55:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies · 619+ views
    The Derrick and NewsHerald ^ | August 20, 2007 | The Derrick and NewsHerald
    The plan to convert the 311-mile-long Interstate-80 into a toll road is part of Act 44 in Pennsylvania. Overall, the legislation generates a huge amount of money to accomplish a wide range of bridge and road improvements, including those on Pennsylvania's interstates, the turnpike and secondary highways. Those projects will be funded with borrowed money that will be repaid by tolls on I-80 and the turnpike. Tolls on the 530-mile long turnpike will be increased by 25 percent in 2009 and 3 percent each successive year. The same tolls charged on the turnpike will be charged on I-80. Specifically, Act...
  • New Texas truck road drives NAFTA criticism

    04/10/2007 1:57:16 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies · 1,667+ views
    Cleveland Plain Dealer ^ | April 9, 2007 | Sabrina Eaton
    WASHINGTON - A new Texas road being planned to accommodate truck traffic between the United States and Mexico has riled Ohio members of Congress who fear it's the first phase of a "NAFTA Superhighway" that would be used to funnel cheap imports to the Midwest as it links Mexico, the United States and Canada. Texas and federal highway officials deny that a proposed North-South toll road running parallel to Inter-state 35 is part of a planned international superhighway, and say there are no plans for a transcontinental road. They insist the new thoroughfare would merely handle some of the extra...
  • Fatal crash closes parts of I-80 (Omaha - Fitzgerald Veteran's Home Van involved)

    07/13/2005 1:29:56 PM PDT · by Hat-Trick · 4 replies · 549+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | 7-13-2005 | Paul Hammel
    Two people were killed and five injured Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident on eastbound Interstate 80 near Gretna. Authorities said the vehicle involved was a state van, possibly with disabled veterans inside. The van was from Thomas Fitzgerald Veterans Home in Omaha. The passengers had been in Lincoln to see two vintage bombers, a B-17G Flying Fortress and a B-24J Liberator, on display at the Lincoln Airport. Three were ejected from the van and others were pinned inside. A rear section of the van was nearly sheared off. The accident occurred about 11:30 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-80,...
  • Grass fires are being reported along two major interstates (Iowa)

    06/29/2005 2:13:35 PM PDT · by Aliska · 8 replies · 540+ views ^ | June 29, 2005 | None given
    Several grass fires have been reported along Highway 61 and Interstate 80 from Clinton to Davenport. Be aware of some traffic trouble spots along these two major roadways, as police are blocking one lane of traffic to get the area fire departments to the area of concerns. We will continue to update this story and have the latest for you on the KWQC-TV6 News at 5pm.
  • Dear Abbey: We Have Seen the Enemy... (Offduty troop's vehicle is scavenged after accident)

    06/13/2005 9:18:16 AM PDT · by John Filson · 39 replies · 2,906+ views
    UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE ^ | June 13th 2005 | Jeanne Phillips (Abigail Van Buren)
    DEAR ABBY: Last April, my nephew, "Frank," a first lieutenant in the Army, was on the third day of a road trip from Fort Campbell, Ky., to Seattle to deliver his pickup truck to his parents' home for storage during his second tour of duty in Iraq. He was on I-80 near Cheyenne, Wyo., in a snowstorm when his truck skidded on an icy patch, collided with a big rig, rolled over multiple times and landed off the roadway in the snow. Frank had multiple deep lacerations to his head, legs and feet, crushed bones in one foot and back,...
  • Sniper's kit found in search on I-80

    07/28/2004 4:54:55 PM PDT · by johnfrink · 100 replies · 4,052+ views
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | July 28, 2004 | Lynn Safranek
    Michael Wagner lied about his name. He told the trooper who stopped him for not wearing a seat belt that he couldn't find his identification. Then, Iowa State Patrol Trooper Kenneth Haas found a gun, three bulletproof vests, hundreds of rounds of ammunition, a flight simulator and a bag of flight manuals dating to 2001. Haas testified at a federal court hearing Tuesday that he also found a 5-foot telescope hooked to camera equipment, night-vision goggles and a night-vision rifle scope when searching Wagner's sport utility vehicle on July 14 on Interstate 80 near Council Bluffs. The materials, said Assistant...
  • Cars Stop on I-80 for Blizzard _ of Cash

    08/20/2003 12:35:56 PM PDT · by bedolido · 11 replies · 216+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 08/20/03 | Staff Writer
    GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) -- Cars on both lanes of Interstate 80 stopped to weather a swirling blizzard, but it wasn't snow. It was cash. An eastbound armored truck somehow lost its load Tuesday night, sending money into the wind. Cars in both lanes stopped and tried to help recover the money. The truck crew realized the money was missing near a rest stop, said Lt. Rob Hansen, a spokesman for the Iowa State Patrol. "They knew they lost it and stopped immediately and attempted to retrieve it," Hansen said. "They don't know how or why (it was lost)." Officers stopped...
  • Deadly Accidents Mar U.S. Holiday Travel

    05/24/2003 6:07:19 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 268+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5-24-03
    Deadly Accidents Mar U.S. Holiday Travel 11 minutes ago Add U.S. National - AP to My Yahoo! Americans by the millions, undeterred by a soggy economy and an elevated terror alert, are hitting the highways, airways and rails this Memorial Day weekend. AAA predicts record numbers of travelers on the road for what is traditionally the kickoff of the summer driving season. AP Photo   Travel in the Midwest was complicated when a bridge over Interstate 80 collapsed in Nebraska after being hit by a semi-trailer. The accident, which killed the driver, shut down a 10-mile stretch of the interstate....