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Spending bill has $3M toward Nashville interstate cap push

Jul. 30, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper says a spending bill includes $3 million that would chip away at the $120 million price for a project to help reconnect a historically Black Nashville neighborhood divided by Interstate 40′s construction in the 1960s. The...

Transportation funding panel advancing a $15.6B package

Jul. 29, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A transportation funding commission set up by Gov. Tom Wolf to find ways to end Pennsylvania's reliance on its gas tax will issue a $15.6 billion package of recommendations, which lean heavily on shifting to a vehicle-miles-traveled fee that numerous states are...

Repairs beginning on West Virginia 2 in Mason County

Jul. 28, 2021 04:17 AM EDT

POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. (AP) — Workers will begin repairs this week on West Virginia 2 in Mason County on a slip believed to have been caused by heavy rains earlier this month. Both lanes will be closed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Wednesday and running for about four...

Transportation funding report could launch years of debate

Jul. 27, 2021 17:29 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A transportation funding commission is preparing to recommend how to raise billions more dollars in Pennsylvania for a 21st-century highway system, a report that will land at a politically touchy time and is expected to kick off a debate that could last years. ...

Lawyer says governor candidate struck motorcycle, not driver

Jul. 26, 2021 18:31 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer for a Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor said Monday his client apparently did not hit the motorcyclist who was killed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week, but rather hit the downed motorcycle in the road. The candidate,...

Traffic snarled after overpass debris falls onto I-90

Jul. 24, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

CHARLTON, Mass. (AP) — Multiple lanes of Interstate 90 eastbound have been shut down in Charlton after debris from an overpass fell onto the roadway on Saturday, according to Massachusetts State Police. Eastbound traffic was backed up for five miles Saturday morning...

Candidate for governor says he did not cause fatal accident

Jul. 23, 2021 21:33 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Charlie Gerow, a Republican who announced his candidacy for governor last month, said Friday that he is cooperating with a police investigation into an accident in which a motorcyclist was killed, and that shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike for seven hours. ...

China's Xi visits Tibet amid rising controls over religion

Jul. 23, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping has made a rare visit to Tibet as authorities tighten controls over the Himalayan region’s traditional Buddhist culture, accompanied by an accelerated drive for economic development and modernized infrastructure. State media...

Bond Commission approves $1.1 billion, Lamont hints at more

Jul. 23, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

Funding for renovations to state parks, highway and bridge improvements, clean water projects and a memorial to the 26 lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School were among the $1.1 billion in projects approved by the Connecticut State Bond Commission on Friday. It marked...

Black lawmaker hopes highway project can right an old wrong

Jul. 22, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Harold Love Jr. raised his voice over the blare of traffic from the interstate above as he stood near the spot where his family's home was razed to rubble a half-century ago. Love recounted the fight his father put up in the 1960s, before he was born, to reroute the...