Toll Roads

The Seventh Circuit ruled for Indiana in a challenge brought by truckers to a 35% toll hike on I-90. The state, like any private proprietor, may turn a profit from its maintenance of the toll road and is not required to reinvest all toll monies into road maintenance. The toll is neutral with respect to the origin and destination of the trucks so it does not discriminate against interstate commerce.

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Planners Envision an Electric Highway Future

The U.S. interstate highway system covers 800,000 acres which are “doing nothing but holding up concrete,” an electric-vehicle advocate said at a “Transportation Revolution” symposium Tuesday, envisioning highways lined with solar panels delivering power directly to autonomous semitrucks.

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EPA Threatens to Cut California Road Funds Over ‘Chronic’ Smog

Amid a growing dispute over climate change and vehicle emissions standards, the Trump administration on Tuesday threatened to withhold highway funding and other federal grants from California over its “chronic air quality problems.”

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Administration Takes Step to Relax Trucker Drive-Time Rules

The Trump administration has taken a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel, a move that was long sought by the trucking industry but opposed by safety advocates who warn it could lead to more highway crashes.

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