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National

Should states be allowed to commercialize highway rest stops?
http://transportation.nationaljournal.com/2010/04/should-states-be-allowed-to-co.php?rss=1&print=true

Rest Area Closed
http://ptcchallenge.com/2010/05/rest-area-closed/

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Arizona

As of October 13 2009 the Arizona Department of Transportation is “temporarily suspending” operations of 13 of 18 of its rest areas throughout the state, in response to state budgetary constraints.  The closures will be reviewed in June at the completion of the 2009/2010 fiscal year.

 

Arizona Pushes for Rest Area Reform
http://www.nacsonline.com/NACS/News/Daily/Pages/ND0603103.aspx

Don't Stop Relievin'
http://timespublications.com/may10-feature2.asp


ADOT Plans to Close Local Highway Rest Area

www.wickenburgsun.com/articles/2009/10/14/news/news01.txt

 

San Simon Rest Area One of 13 Closed by ADOT

www.willcoxrangenews.com/articles/2009/10/14/news/news07.txt

 

Closed Rest Stops Drive Some to Unemployment

www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=11342278


 

 

 

ADOT Budget Cuts to Include Rest Stop and Office Closures

www.azjournal.com/news/126/ARTICLE/4434/2009-10-14.html

 


California
The California Department of Transportation is in the process of reconstructing rest stop facilities across the state in an effort to ensure that facilities meet current ADA standards.  The renovation and modernization projects involve the demolition of existing toilet buildings, many of which date to the mid 1960s.  Most projects will keep subject SRA sites closed until 2011.

 

 

 


Critics: Caltrans wasting money on rest stops
http://www.kcra.com/news/23454949/detail.html


Camp Roberts safety rest stops nears completion - California

www.pasoroblespress.com/v2_news_articles.php?heading=0&story_id=4402&page=72

 

New Buildings and Expanded Facilities...
www.sanluisobispo.com/news/local/story/926493.html

 

 

 

 

 

 


Connecticut

Attorney General urges review of rest stop deal
www.newstimes.com/news/article/Attorney-General-Richard-Blumenthal-urges-review-470891.php

Controversy over CT rest stop contracts

www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/hartford_cty/controversy-over-ct-rest-stop-contracts

 

 

 


Conn. to overhaul rest stops, bucking US trend

www.ctpost.com/default/article/Conn-to-overhaul-rest-stops-bucking-US-trend-316437.php


Subway Lands Highway Rest Area Contract: 35 Year Deal will Bring $500 Million, New Jobs to State
www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/Stock%20News/2669066/


Delaware 

Memorial garden offered as alternative to roadside memorials
www.newarkpostonline.com/articles/2010/04/30/news/doc4bdb18cd17e14759849896.txt


Georgia

Rest Areas on I-85 Closed

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/20546447/detail.html


Idaho

Timmerman rest area to be closed, renovated, Idaho
http://www.magicvalley.com/hold/article_13fa907e-eeb0-51d4-ae8e-10de5d44acdc.html


Indiana

Restoration Continues at Twigg rest area with opening of new facilities
http://tribstar.com/news/x334297736/Restoration-continues-at-Twigg-Rest-Area-with-opening-of-new-facilities


Iowa

DOT will not pursue Huxley rest stop, Iowa
http://www.amestrib.com/articles/2010/03/18/ames_tribune/news/doc4ba2e0cf70eb9138216274.txt


Iowa cancels plans for new rest stop
http://gazetteonline.com/local-news/statewide-news/2010/03/23/iowa-cancels-plans-for-new-rest-area


Louisiana

The state of Louisiana has closed 24 of its 34 Interstate safety rest areas, including all sites on I-20.

http://doa.louisiana.gov/osr/other/mjf98-65.htm

 

 

 


Massachusetts

The Rest is history - MA
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/05/20/the_rest_is_history/


Michigan

 

 

 

Michigan Should Commercialize its Rest Areas

www.mackinac.org/article.aspx?ID=11577&print=yes


Mississippi

Bills out to Clear Left Lane, Improve Rest Areas

www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2010/Jan10/011110/011410-05.htm


New Hampshire

www.truckflix.com/news_article.php?newsid=6232

 


New Mexico

New Mexico may close nearly half of its highway rest stops

http://newmexicoindependent.com/52031/nm-may-close-nearly-half-of-highway-rest-stops


Cash-strapped New Mexico considers shuttering 13 rest stops
http://www.landlinemag.com/todays_news/Daily/2010/Apr10/041910/042310-05.htm


New Jersey

Drivers beware: N.J. to close rest stop bathrooms
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/national_world/stories/2010/04/23/remember-to-hold-it-in-n-j-.html


Name game pays
www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/89489657_Name_game_pays.html


New York

State Closes Rest Stops despite Protest

www.timesunion.com/local/article/State-closes-rest-stops-despite-protest-778836.php


Patterson Looks to close Rest Stops

http://blog.timesunion.com/gettingthere/paterson-looks-to-close-rest-stops/380/


Oregon

State solar panel project slated for Interstate 5 rest area near Wilsonville, Oregon
www.oregonlive.com/west-linn/index.ssf/2010/03/state_solar_panel_project_slated_for_interstate_5_rest_area_near_wilsonville.html


Texas

TXDOT to close rest area on I-10
http://www.kfdm.com/news/close-38035-txdot-picnic.html


Area roadside parks may be closed, Texas
www.moorenews.com/article_1435.shtml

 

Picnic Areas Facing Closure

www.amarillo.com/stories/111109/new_news5.shtml#mdw-comments


Vermont

Vermont to Permanently Close at Least 3 Rest Areas

www.vpr.net/news_detail/84114/


Administration Considers Closing More Roadside Rest Areas

www.rutlandherald.com/article/20090213/NEWS02/902130344/1003/NEWS02


Vermont Plan to Close Rest Areas Met Angst

www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20081217/vermont-rest-areas/

 


Virginia

All Virginia’s rest areas back in business

http://hamptonroads.com/2010/04/all-virginia-rest-areas-back-business

 

Virginia reopens all rest areas ahead of schedule

www.truckinginfo.com/news/news-detail.asp?news_id=70071

 

Final seven Virginia rest stops open

www.loudouni.com/traffic/2010-04-20/final-seven-virginia-rest-stops-open

Virginia's closed rest stops to reopen
www.appomattoxnews.com/2010/virginias-closed-rest-stops-to-reopen.html

 

Virginia rest areas reopening

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/getthere/2010/01/todays_read_virginia_rest_area.html?wprss=getthere

 

 

 

 

 


Wisconsin

Simply the Rest: New Interstate Facility to Handle Steady Stream of Travelers, Wisconsin

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/state_and_regional/article_4b313af8-d888-11de-b925-001cc4c002e0.html


State Cuts Staff at Welcome Centers

www.biztimes.com/news/2009/3/6/state-cuts-staff-at-welcome-centers

 

Wyoming

Rest Area Demolition Underway - Wyoming
http://powelltribune.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3187&Itemid=58


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