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Complexity of Connecticut toll bill could delay vote

May. 20, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

Connecticut lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont are trying to craft a complicated plan in the waning days of the legislative session that could lead to electronic tolls on a handful of highways, a process that's been made more challenging by the need to ultimately obtain federal approval. Democratic House Speaker Joe...

Spring storm expected to dump snow in Colorado, Wyoming

May. 20, 2019 6:30 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Officials are warning drivers traveling through a broad swath of central Colorado and Wyoming to be prepared for snow and ice as a late spring storm passes through. The National Weather Service issued winter weather warnings Monday from central Wyoming south through Colorado to the New Mexico...

Pagenaud continues building momentum in Indy 500 practice

May. 20, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis 500 pole winner Simon Pagenaud devoted Monday's practice to working exclusively in race trim. The result didn't change. The Team Penske driver remained atop the speed chart for another day, this time in the second-to-last practice for Sunday's race. His fast lap of 228.441...

Las Vegas commuters, festivalgoers to make for high traffic

May. 20, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — New carpool lanes on one of the Las Vegas area's busiest freeways are debuting as throngs of people depart the Electric Daisy Carnival. Nevada transportation officials are expecting greater traffic jams Monday morning on Interstate 15 with the combination of festivalgoers and commuters....

Protesters hold anti-tolls rally at state Capitol

May. 18, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Protesters have gathered outside the state Capitol to rally against a proposal to put electronic tolls on the state's highways. Demonstrators on Saturday called the plan another tax increase state residents can't afford. They held "no tolls" signs and wore "no tolls" shirts as they...

DeSantis signs bill for 3 major Florida toll highways

May. 17, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will begin planning three new major toll highways through mostly rural areas under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday over the objections of environmentalists who have otherwise praised him since taking office. The roads would take traffic off heavily...

New Florida law makes texting while driving primary offense

May. 17, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will become one of the last states to make texting while driving a primary traffic offense under a bill signed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. The new law will also ban the use of any handheld wireless communications devices in school and construction zones....

Rest area near New Mexico-Arizona border under renovation

May. 17, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

SANDERS, Ariz. (AP) — A rest area on Interstate 40 near the Arizona-New Mexico line is closed for renovations. The Painted Cliffs Rest Area serves traffic in both directions. The $2.7 million project to replace a water line, septic tanks and sewer lines, and upgrade mechanical and electrical systems is...

Small plane lands on Florida highway during rush hour

May. 16, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MAITLAND, Fla. (AP) — A small airplane made an emergency landing on a Florida highway ramp during rush hour and crashed into a car. News outlets report the plane landed Thursday around 5:30 p.m. on an Interstate 4 on-ramp in Maitland, just north of Orlando. Maitland Police Lt. Louis Grindle says there were...

2 lanes of St. Louis-area bridge to reopen Friday

May. 16, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two lanes of the westbound span of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge that connects south St. Louis County with Illinois will reopen by morning rush hour on Friday. Transportation officials say the lanes will remain open on weekday mornings while repairs are made to the Mississippi River...