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What's New
Mackinac Bridge 'steeplejacks' making spring repairs on Michigan landmark
MLive (5/9)
Now that winter's ice and snow have given way to spring weather in Northern Michigan, repair crews are checking over the state's popular Mackinac Bridge before the crowds begin to stream across it in earnest this summer.

Officials are reviewing a proposal for a drawbridge connecting the St. Clair County mainland to Harsens Island, northeast of Detroit
The Republic (4/4)
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has received about 280 written comments on the Detroit International Bridge Co.'s proposal. A permit application shows the 1,750-foot bridge would cross the St. Clair River's north channel.

New maps show possible routes for nuclear waste transport
Petoskey News-Review (1/1)
Anti-nuclear groups are identifying the types of transportation needed to haul nuclear waste across the Great Lakes region if a national waste storage site in Nevada wins federal approval.

New bridge on agenda as Governor Snyder visits Canada
The Associated Press (11/25)
The planned new bridge from Detroit to Windsor, Ont., is on the agenda as Michigan Governor Rick Snyder heads to Canada next week for meetings on trade and Great Lakes regional cooperation.

Gov. Rick Snyder: We need to build new bridge to Canada
Detroit Free Press (10/16)
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder urged backers of a new bridge to Canada on Monday to do more than just vote "no" on Proposal 6.

Environmental assessments begin for new St. Lawrence crossing
Truck News (1/23)
The federal government has launched the environmental assessment phase of construction of a new bridge over the St. Lawrence River in Montreal.

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General Resources
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials
AASHTO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan association representing highway and transportation departments in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Federal Highway Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
FHWA supports programs that assist in the preservation of the highway infrastructure that allow for an intermodal transportation system.

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
NHTSA carries out safety and consumer programs.

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Laws
ILLINOIS
Highways Special Provisions and Standards
Illinois Department of Transportation
Information on special provisions and standards for highway construction.

Oversize/Overweight Truck Permits
Illinois Department of Transportation
Information on oversize/overweight truck permits and fees.

INDIANA
Oversize and/or Overweight Superload Permits
Indiana Department of Transportation
Information for oversize/overweight truck permits and fees.

MICHIGAN
Owning a Vehicle
Michigan Secretary of State
Regulatory information for consumers, car dealers, car repair facilities and mechanic certification.

MINNESOTA
Driver and Vehicle Services
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
DVS reviews the driving privileges of drivers with alcohol offenses or medical disabilities, licenses auto dealers, gives driver license examinations, and maintains motor vehicle records.

Motor Carrier Services
Minnesota Department of Transportation
A guide explaining the basic requirements for carriers in Minnesota as well as application forms and training seminars.

NEW YORK
Operating Authority/License
New York State Department of Transportation
Provide information to prospective applicants, carriers, and consumers.

Passenger Carrier Vehicle Inspection Program
New York State Department of Transportation
Inspection procedures and criteria is provided.

OHIO
Office of Traffic Engineering
Ohio Department of Transportation
Provides traffic engineering expertise and leadership, for both permanent and temporary highway conditions, to ODOT districts and central office, other levels of government, our highway industry partners, and the highway users.

ONTARIO
Drivers, Vehicles and Licensing
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
License, licensing, factsheet and service information for Ontario drivers.

PENNSYLVANIA
Driver and Vehicle Services Forms
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Download all required forms in Pennsylvania for motor vehicles and drivers.

WISCONSIN
Drivers & Vehicles
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Links to regulations, forms, renewal information and much more.

Vehicle Registration/Licensing
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Information on registration periods, renewals and forms.

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Maintenance
Minnesota Road Research Project
Office of Materials and Road Research, Minnesota Department of Transportation
The project supports the world's largest and most comprehensive outdoor pavement laboratory.

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Maps
Illinois highway maps
Illinois Department of Transportation

Indiana highway maps
Indiana Department of Transportation

Michigan maps and publications
Michigan Department of Transportation

Minnesota maps
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Ohio highway maps
Ohio Department of Transportation

Pennsylvania maps and cartography
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

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State and Provincial Resources
ILLINOIS
Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee (GCM) Travel Site
IDOT, INDOT, WisDOT, FHWA
The GCM website provides travelers in the corridor area with information to assist them in making efficient transportation choices.

Truck Access Route Program
Illinois Department of Transportation
Prepares routes that provide access to points of loading and unloading and to facilities for food, fuel, truck repair and driver rest.

INDIANA
Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee (GCM) Travel Site
IDOT, INDOT, WisDOT, FHWA
The GCM website provides travelers in the corridor area with information to assist them in making efficient transportation choices.

Roadway Management Division
Indiana Department of Transportation
Collects, analyzes and reports traffic statistical data, crash data,bridge inspection data and road inventory.

MICHIGAN
Roads and Travel
Michigan Department of Transportation
Information on construction, traffic, detours, welcome centers and ferry schedules.

MINNESOTA
Minnesota's Superior Scenic Byways
Use this site to explore four beautiful Minnesota Superior Scenic Byways on the western shores of Lake Superior. Each byway is illustrated in an easy-to-follow interactive map that offers recreational opportunities, cultural or historic sites, information centers and various attractions.

NEW YORK
Motor Carrier Information
New York State Department of Transportation
Provides passenger motor carrier, trucking and contact information.

PENNSYLVANIA
Driver and Vehicle Services
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Information on auto emissions and inspections, motor vehicle and driver licensing and their office locations plus new resident information for driver and vehicle services.

WISCONSIN
Drivers & Vehicles
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Information on drivers licenses, vehicle titles, license plates, contacts and more.

Gary-Chicago-Milwaukee (GCM) Travel Site
IDOT, INDOT, WisDOT, FHWA
The GCM website provides travelers in the corridor area with information to assist them in making efficient transportation choices.

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Safety
Bureau of Highway Safety and Traffic Engineering
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Mission is to provide leadership, guidance, and support for advancing effective highway safety and congestion management efforts to meet the needs of our customers and partners.

NYS Public Transportation Safety Board
New York State Department of Transportation
The PTSB is statutorily responsible for the safety oversight of all public transportation systems operating in New York State which receive State Transit Operating Assistance.

Road Safety
Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Road safety facts, topics, and publications.

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Statistics
Automotive Industry Statistics
Automotive Information Center, The Michigan Electronic Library
Data and economic reviews of the automotive industry including U.S. Census Bureau statistics.

Highway Statistics
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
Data on total mileage and daily vehicle miles of travel in Pennsylvania.

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Welcome Centers
Illinois Interstate Rest Area System
Illinois Department of Transportation

Minnesota Rest Area Map
Minnesota Department of Transportation

Ohio Travel Information Centers
Ohio Department of Transportation

Pennsylvania Welcome Centers
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Wisconsin Rest Areas and Waysides
Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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