Home / Tag Archives: traffic

Tag Archives: traffic

U.S. traffic is growing at fastest rate since 1997: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON – Traffic on U.S. roads is growing at the fastest rate in almost two decades, as cheap gasoline, coupled with a strong economy, encourages motorists to use their cars more. U.S. motorists drove 3.12 trillion miles in the 12 months ending in September 2015, an increase ...

Read More »

Thanksgiving getaway 2015: Cheap gas but fears of terrorism

LOS ANGELES — That other Thanksgiving tradition — congested highways and jammed airports — is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high. An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That would be ...

Read More »

Pipeline project causing traffic jams

CONNEAUT — City officials in Conneaut are advising motorists to avoid a section of Route 20 where a natural gas pipeline installation project is causing sizable traffic problems. The month-old project on West Main Road has entered a phase that is causing longer-than-usual tie-ups, City Manager James Hockaday said Wednesday. Three types of work are in play at the same ...

Read More »

Oil industry trucks worry Glenrock-area residents

GLENROCK, Wyo. — A surge in oil field truck traffic is a potential safety hazard and Converse County officials need to do more to keep the trucks out of their neighborhoods, homeowners in the Glenrock area said. Oil development and related truck traffic has been steadily on the rise in eastern Wyoming for several years now. Recently Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake ...

Read More »

NCDOT wants fracking companies to repair damaged roads

RALEIGH — North Carolina could require energy exploration companies to pay to repair state roads after a fracking operation is completed, state transportation officials told lawmakers Tuesday. Drilling is heavily dependent on dump trucks, tanker trucks and 18-wheel rigs that chew up the kinds of two-lane country roads that criss-cross North Carolina’s rural counties where shale gas exploration is expected ...

Read More »

Loop 338 gets a makeover

construction signs

Loop 338, on the northeast side of Odessa between Yukon Road and Highway 385, is getting a $5.5 million facelift and gaining two additional lanes. Jones Brother Dirt & Paving Contractors Inc., the contractors assigned to the project, will begin moving dirt later this month.  On Monday, the company began setting up barricades.  The project will give Loop 338 two ...

Read More »

Fracking related traffic deaths a growing concern

Two Pennsylvania legislators are calling for a summit on truck safety after a string of traffic accidents involving vehicles related to Marcellus Shale production, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times. Sen. Tim Solobay and Rep. Pam Snyder say they’ve been hearing an increasing amount of complaints about trucks travelling back and forth from drilling sites. Although truck safety has been ...

Read More »

AP photos: Building boom in N. Dakota’s oil patch

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota’s Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area’s “desolate, grim beauty.” But Roosevelt’s Dakota is barely visible today. The area’s oil boom has resulted in an infrastructure-building frenzy as the rush for jobs and oil demands more roads, homes, food trucks and stores. The epicenter is a ...

Read More »