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As Upper Midwest cities grow they face choices of how to pay for roads. Advocates for active transportation say making streets safer rather than wider is a better investment in the long term. Yet, local leaders face a constant pressure to fill potholes and expand roads at all costs.
Air passengers' rights are limited when it comes to flight delays, cancellations and lost luggage, but there are things consumers can do to smooth their travels.
An Uber driver herself, Renee Ellis is quite familiar with the drawbacks of faceless rideshare apps and taxis. Her new business, Ellis Driving Services, is taking aim at that anonymity by offering a passenger-focused travel experience. “My service is that I am more customer-service oriented, whereas Uber, taxis and Lyft are more of a quick pace,” she told The Forum.
Leaving aside the still-high price of diesel, a backlog in new trucks and a difficulty in finding younger drivers could mean an already-stressed industry will remain that way for months, and possibly even years.

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The North Dakota Department of Transportation said the barriers are designed to prevent vehicles from crossing the median and striking oncoming traffic. The barriers will extend from the I-94/I-29 interchange west, to Sheyenne Street in West Fargo.
The expansion will improve air traffic flow and allow more room for concessions and recreation areas.
Northbound lanes only will be closed overnight Wednesday, June 29, starting at 9 p.m. Southbound-only closures will happen overnight on Thursday, June 30, and Tuesday, July 5.
The department of transportation is asking for the public to comment on plans to add the charging stations.
During the detail, a green laser was used to harass the Highway Patrol aircraft and the Highway Patrol learned that other aircraft were being harassed by a laser as well. The Highway Patrol aircraft was able to pinpoint the location of the laser at an address in West Fargo.
According to Jeremy Gorden, transportation engineer with the city of Fargo, over the next six to nine months the corridor study will eventually address the question of whether the city of Fargo should consider reverting University Drive and 10th Street back into two-way streets.

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The national median gas price set a record last week, topping $5 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association, though it has since dropped below that mark.
The Transportation Security Administration will begin installing the machines starting July 5, and the work will finish on July 22,
One cyclist was killed in North Dakota on a state highway near Jamestown, another on Interstate 29 in South Dakota.

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