|Interstate 5 lanes reopen in California after fiery tunnel crash
Both sides of Interstate 5 in California were reopened early Monday morning, Oct. 15, following
a deadly chain-reaction calamity in a tunnel near Santa Clarita on Friday. The fiery crash
involved dozens of trucks and claimed the lives of two truckers and one child, who reportedly
was riding with his trucking father.
|Trucker injured in propane explosion dies
Charles McDonald, the truck driver who was badly burned earlier this month during an
explosion at a foundry in Tacoma, WA, has died.
|Wyoming lawmakers consider truck tolls for I-80
A Wyoming legislative panel is looking into the possibility of imposing tolls on Interstate 80
truck traffic to help foot the bill for rising road repair costs.
|Oil prices reach yet another milestone
Oil prices briefly set another record in trading on Monday, Oct. 15, before dropping slightly.
|Bill would force states to pay if they want to toll interstates
A U.S. representative from Iowa has filed legislation designed to disrupt plans by some states
to toll interstate highways.
|TWIC program rolls out Tuesday at Delaware port
The Transportation Worker Identification Credential program, or TWIC, is finally getting under
way on Tuesday, Oct. 16, with the first cards set to be issued at the Port of Wilmington in
|MassPike officials in the hot seat; math for toll increase questioned
A $6 million miscalculation by the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority has upset officials and a
public already skeptical about an upcoming toll increase.
|Oregon governor calls for secure driver’s licenses
Gov. Ted Kulongoski wants Oregon to make it more difficult for people to get licenses to drive
in the state and elsewhere.
|US Highway 90 bridge to open in Mississippi
The first two lanes on the new U.S. Highway 90 bridge in Mississippi, which connects Biloxi
and Ocean Springs, are set to open in less than two weeks.
|Diesel prices spike in West
Diesel prices continued to spike in western states as the winter diesel season began.