I-70 Traffic Stops at Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels – June 10, 2013 – TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 – CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT COUNTIES…

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Virginia Launches Cents-Per-Gallon Gas Tax

​RICHMOND – Virginia’s 2013 General Assembly has passed a measure eliminating the state’s 17.5 cents per gallon gasoline and diesel taxes, effective July 1. In its place, a new tax will be imposed on a cents-per-gallon basis: 3.5% of the average …

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Transportation bill is coming due

For instance, it would increase the wholesale gas tax by 28.5 cents a gallon, which would give Pennsylvania among the nation’s highest fuel tax rates. The bill also would impose a $100 surcharge on traffic fines and raise fines for the catch-all …

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Transportation funding added to Legislature’s special session

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has added transportation funding to the agenda of the Legislature’s special session.

The Texas Tribune reported that Perry asked legislators to consider “funding of transportation infrastructure projects” in the 30-day special session that started in May.

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Capital Bikeshare becoming an economic development tool

Capital Bikeshare is doing more than moving people around on bikes: It’s becoming an economic development tool, the Washington Examiner reported.

The bike-sharing system — which has more than 175 docking stations across D.C., Arlington and Alexandria — has become the latest tool to spur development and attract young people.

Full Story at Denver Business Journal

Bill expected to raise gas tax 3 cents a gallon in Clark County

Bill expected to raise gas tax 3 cents a gallon in Clark County. By Cy Ryan (contact). Monday, June 10, 2013 | 4:29 p.m.. CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval said Monday he will sign a bill permitting the Clark County Commission to raise the gasoline tax.

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24/7 Detour Begins Tomorrow at Midnight on State Highway 14 Near Ault – June 10, 2013 – TRAFFIC ADVISORY – Northeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 4 – Detour will last 28 days and allows crews to build new bridge and reconstruct the roadway.

WELD COUNTY — Beginning at midnight Tuesday night, June 11 (going into Wednesday, June 12) and lasting for 28 days until Tuesday, July 10, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have a detour in place on State Highway (SH) 14 as part of a bridge replacement over the Coal Bank Creek, located three miles west of Ault and east of the I-25 intersection at mile marker 149. The 24/7 detour will require motorists to use SH 257, SH 392, and US 85 so crews can build a new bridge and reconstruct the roadway. A full map of the detour is available here: http://www.coloradodot.info/projects/sh14corridor/coal-bank-creek-bridge-1/detour-map/image_view_fullscreen

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North Carolina to Tax Hybrid and Electric Cars up to $100 to Offset Lost Gas Taxes

North Carolina announces its plan to tax hybrid and electric car owners to offset lost gas tax revenues. North Carolina wants to join other states which are already drafting a bill to implement this. One instance is Virginia, alternative-fueled car …

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Bridge Monitoring Equipment Installation Delayed – June 10, 2013 – Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 – MANITOU SPRINGS – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is postponing the installation of bridge monitoring equipment under the…

CDOT was planning to install the equipment on the structure this week

The devices being placed under the bridge will allow the structure’s movements to be monitored from CDOT’s Denver headquarters. It will be the first bridge in the state to have this technology.

A traffic advisory will be distributed when the project is rescheduled, most likely in mid-July.

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Done right, gas tax hike means jobs

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s latest budget seems to have pleased a lot of people, but not local governments. Although the economy is improving, local tax revenues are still depressed. Although the country has added a net of over 4 million new jobs since the …

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I-70 Eastbound Glenwood Canyon Concrete Resurfacing Project Update – June 7, 2013 – PROJECT UPDATE – Northwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 3 – Traffic switched back to eastbound lanes on Tuesday; westbound stays in single-lane until project complete.

GARFIELD COUNTY – Traffic that has been in a head to head configuration at a reduced 40 mph speed limit will be switched back to its normal configuration on Tuesday morning, June 11th, at about 5:30 a.m. This switch will involve removal of barrier east of Hanging Lake Tunnel and is not expected to cause any added traffic delays.

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WYDOT fast-tracks Lander project with expected gas tax funds

An Interstate 25 interchange to service the growing Bar Nunn population is not likely to happen within the next two years, WYDOT District Engineer Lowell Fleenor told the Natrona County Commission Tuesday. But if gas tax revenue projections hold true …

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Spring migration may be winding down, but wildlife are still present near highways, particularly from dusk to dawn – June 7, 2013 – WILDLIFE ON THE MOVE – Statewide Transportation Plan…

It’s up to motorists this summer to simply do what’s always been recommended by the Colorado Department of Transportation, the Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and numerous other agencies and wildlife advocates.

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Rail supporters set to gather in Loveland

Promoters of passenger and commuter rail in Northern Colorado are asking the public to join them for a public reception Thursday in Loveland.

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Highway Improvement Project Begins Monday on Southbound I-25 North of Fort Collins – June 7, 2013 – UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT…

LARIMER/WELD COUNTIES — On Monday, June 10, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a highway improvement project on the southbound lanes of I-25 north of State Highway 14 from mile marker (MM) 269 to MM 282 near the Wyoming state line.

“This project will help us extend the life of the interstate,” said Project Engineer Ben Rowles. “Additionally, motorists will notice a smoother ride and fewer bumps as they drive this section of highway.”

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Local option gas tax could fix road problems

Local leaders said a local option gas tax could be the answer. Scott Blaylock, the Cumberland County road superintendent, recently attended a Cumberland County Commission Budget Committee meeting, asking the commission for more funding. “We are …

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Bridge Replacement Project on Hold near Trinidad – June 7, 2013 – Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 – Migratory Birds shuts work down.

LAS ANIMAS COUNTY – The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Purgatoire River Bridge replacement project on U.S. 350 is on hiatus due to environmental concerns from migratory birds.

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Taxes, roads and the search for maintenance money: Agenda 2013

“We’re looking ahead 10 years at our needs, and the gas tax just isn’t go to keep up with (residents’) desire for service,” said Stephen Roberts, spokesman for the Washington County Department of Land Use & Transportation. Washington County is …

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Highway 50 Improvement Project Set to Start – June 7, 2013 – Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 – CAŇON CITY – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) begins upgrading U.S. 50 in the Caňon City area on Monday, June 17.

Work consists of rotomilling the old surface and then paving the 10 mile segment between 1st Street in Caňon City and the entrance to the Royal Gorge (County Road 3A). Other upgrades include extending several concrete box culverts, erosion control, new signing and striping.

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Improvements Get Underway on US 160 Through Downtown Monte Vista – June 6, 2013 – Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 – Local, State and Federal Partnership Making this Project Possible.

MONTE VISTA — The Colorado Department of Transportation has partnered with the City of Monte Vista to upgrade US 160 (First Avenue) from west of Chico Camino Street to east of the railroad tracks, as well as make intersection improvements at US 160 and US 285. Construction will begin Monday, June 10, and is expected to be finished in late October of 2013. The completed project will feature a pedestrian- and business-friendly environment with improved turn access to cross streets, better parking, expanded sidewalks, a buffer zone for bicyclists and street-scaping features.

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Congress may help western Colorado airports

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