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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Deteriorating roads and bridges
Deteriorating roads and bridges cost Tennesseans a lot of money, according to a new report, which warns the situation is only going to worsen without attention. The report released Tuesday by TRIP, a national transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., says Tennesseans lose $6 billion a year because of vehicle damage from decaying roads, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays. A backlog of infrastructure projects on state and local levels could present major safety concerns as existing roadways struggle to accommodate increasing use and abuse by drivers. Travel on Tennessee roadways increased 9 percent from 2013 to 2016. Annually, $619 billion in goods are shipped to and from sites in Tennessee, mostly by truck A lack of adequate state and local funding has resulted in nearly one quarter of major urban roads and highways in Tennessee having pavement surfaces in poor or mediocre condition, providing a rough ride and costing motorists in the form of additional vehicle operating costs. Tennessee’s population grew to approximately 6.7 million residents in 2016, a 17 percent increase since 2000.


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Friday, May 26, 2017

  • Don Boley dead at 86 (updated)
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    Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • Foland injured by falling tree
  • Karl Dean campaigns in Newport
  • TVA cutbacks
  • Memorial Day holiday travel
  • Summer jobs

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

  • Tornado watch
  • Whitten charged
  • Run for the Wall
  • Newport Planning Commission
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    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • Rescue Squad Week
  • Memorial Day boating
  • AHCA is being considered by the US Senate
  • Border Adjustment Tax
  • Commodity distribution

    Monday, May 22, 2017

  • Marrero injured in zip-line tower fall
  • Haney sentenced to six years
  • AHCA being considered by US Senate
  • Girl bitten by groundhog
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