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APTA Cautious About Increased Tolling in Nova Scotia

June 29, 2015 by sehui

Dieppe, NB – One trucking group is open to a plan by the Nova Scotia government to speed up construction along what it said are some of the province’s “most dangerous sections of highway” but it’s not wild about seeing increased highway tolls.The sentiment from the Atlantic Provinces Trucking Association (APTA) follows the government asking for proposals to conduct a feasibility study for the twinning and tolling at eight specific sections of four major highways, with the belief the additional funding could speed up the pace of roadway expansions.
The association said the government’s commitment to undertake a study on how to twin sections of parts of 100 series highways more quickly is a good approach, provided the government goes into the study with an open mind about its current revenues from fuel taxes and how they should be spent.

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OTA Helps Toronto Truckers Avoid “Pan-Am-Monium”

June 27, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO – Pan Am traffic tie-ups are already starting, but on Friday the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) hosted a gathering of carriers, Ministry of Transportation (MTO) officials and other parties to craft a plan to minimize Pan Am traffic woes. The Pan Am Games run from July 10 to the 26 and and Parapan Games are from August 7 to 15. Starting this week and for the duration of the games, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is looking at road closures; signal-timing modification; parking and stopping restrictions; turning restrictions; conversion of roads to one-way operations, police-managed traffic control points; and the increase or transfer to carpool lanes on many (GTA) highways.

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Nova Scotia Considering Tolls For 100 Series Highways

June 26, 2015 by sehui

HALIFAX — Nova Scotia could one day have a lot more toll roads than it does now following their appearance nearly 20 years ago. The government is asking for proposals to conduct a feasibility study for the twinning and tolling at eight specific sections of four major highways.

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Warning: Pan Am Games Will Make Hogtown Traffic Worse

June 9, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — Truckers in Ontario can expect serious delays and frustration when the Pan Am games hit town. A preliminary report from the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) shows the games in Toronto (July 10 to 26) could add 20 minutes or more to delivery times.

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DontCutMeOff.net Launches to Save Gardiner

June 2, 2015 by sehui

TORONTO — You can add your voice to the growing chorus of those inside and outside of the trucking industry when it comes to pushing Toronto’s government toward making improvements to the eastern part of the Gardiner Expressway rather than removing it.

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Drivers Blame Roundabout for Truck Rollovers

May 21, 2015 by sehui

WINDSOR, ON — A roundabout that has been the scene of three truck accidents over a six-week period is getting criticism from drivers for being the cause of the rollovers.

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Time To Put Fuel Taxes Into Highways, Says MTA

October 29, 2014 by Martin Smith

WINNIPEG, MB – Governments should redirect 100 percent of fuel taxes back into infrastructure, the Manitoba Trucking Association says.

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Turnpike Doubles May Be Allowed in London

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

LONDON, ON. – Long-combination vehicles (LCV) may soon be allowed in London, ON. thanks to new roadway upgrades.

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Construction launched on B.C. connector route

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

SURREY, B.C. — Construction has begun on the much anticipated South Fraser Perimeter Road in the Lower Mainland.

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Saskatchewan Truckers Help Keep Fellow Drivers Safe

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

REGINA – First winter of Saskatchewan Highway Hotline a success due to truckers involvement.

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Prince Edward Island Looks to Reconstruct Trans-Canada

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI. – Section of highway needs complete reconstruction.

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Dodge the Deer: Wildlife-Detection System Means Safer Roads

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

NORTHERN ONTARIO – DEAR DEER: Here’s what Ontario’s doing to save your furry little hides.

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Speed limiters backed by Ontario’s top cop; OTA wants action

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

TORONTO — The Ontario Trucking Association can include another high-profile ally in support of its two-year effort to have all trucks equipped with mandatory speed limiters.