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Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to head new study focused on trucker safety and fatigue

Commercial truckers for years have been required to follow federal rules limiting their driving hours and requiring rest or sleep breaks between long periods behind the wheel.


Staunton accepting applications for Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

The City of Staunton is now accepting applications for its recently formed Staunton Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.


House of Delegates passes transportation accountability legislation

The Virginia House of Delegates passed legislation Tuesday to require Northern Virginia transit transportation projects be evaluated and selected for funding pursuant to the same standards as all other transportation projects.

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Moxley raises issue with Hanger vote on transportation funding

24th Senate District Republican nomination candidate Dan Moxley condemned Mount Solon Sen. Emmett Hanger’s vote yesterday to side with Senate Democrats to kill SJ 217.


Black Cat Road in Keswick closes Jan. 19 for bridge replacement

Next Monday, Jan. 19 the Virginia Department of Transportation and contractor Fairfield-Echols LLC of Fishersville will begin work to replace the Route 616 (Black Cat Road) bridge over Buckingham Branch Railroad in Albemarle County.


VDOT to close Route 801 in Augusta County Jan. 26 for bridge replacement

A portion of Route 801 (Hangers Mill Road) in Augusta County will close for about nine months beginning Monday, January 26, during replacement of a bridge over Jennings Branch.


House Speaker Howell announces changes to standing committees of the Virginia House of Delegates

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) on Wednesday announced changes to the standing committees of the Virginia House of Delegates for the remainder of the 2014-2015 General Assembly.


Commonwealth Transportation Board awards $11.1 million contract to improve Rt. 29/Rt. 250 interchange in Charlottesville

The Commonwealth Transportation Board today awarded an $11,121,077.60 contract to Fielder’s Choice Enterprises Inc., of Charlottesville, to construct improvements to the Route 29/Route 250 interchange.


Governor McAuliffe announces transportation reforms

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Tuesday legislation that would restore integrity to the state’s process to deliver projects under the Public Private Transportation Act (PPTA) and improve reliability for transportation funding distributions.


VDOT ready for more winter weather on Wednesday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is gearing up for another round of winter weather forecast to arrive early Wednesday in central Virginia.


WellTran hits 1,000 trips per month

For the first quarter of Fiscal Year 15 at the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging, WellTran staff have logged 3,000 rides for seniors and for persons 18 and older with disabilities.


VDOT warns of possibly icy road conditions in the Shenandoah Valley overnight into Monday

Motorists traveling throughout the Shenandoah Valley tonight, January 11 and into the morning hours on Monday, January 12 should expect to see icy conditions develop.

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Route 29 Solutions Advisory Panel to meet in Charlottesville

The Route 29 Project Delivery Advisory Panel will hold its first meeting of the new year at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Virginia Center for Transportation Innovation and Research, 530 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville.


Utility work to slow down traffic on Interstate 64 on Sunday

Utility work scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 11 will create traffic delays on Interstate 64 near mile marker 104 in western Albemarle County.


Virginia Tech Transportation Institute to host global conference on pavement management in May

The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute will host approximately 400 transportation experts from around the world at the ninth International Conference on Managing Pavement Assets to be held in Arlington, Virginia, this May 18 through 21.