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FILE - In this July 29, 2005 file photo, emergency personnel and vehicles work an accident in Avon, Conn. Lawyers for victims of the wreck, which killed four people and injured 19, argued before the state Supreme Court Wednesday, April 30, 2014, to have claims against the state Department of Transportation adjudicated before a jury. The victims have said there weren't adequate safety precautions, like a runaway truck ramp for the steep road. The department denies the road was defective and claims government immunity. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

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FILE - In this July 29, 2005 file photo, emergency personnel and vehicles work an accident in Avon, Conn. Lawyers for victims of the wreck, which killed four people and injured 19, argued before the state Supreme Court Wednesday, April 30, 2014, to have claims against the state Department of Transportation adjudicated before a jury. The victims have said there weren't adequate safety precautions, like a runaway truck ramp for the steep road. The department denies the road was defective and claims government immunity. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

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James S. Simpson, commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Transportation, stands on a lift near rusted through webbing of a I-beam under the road surface of the Pulaski Skyway Monday, April 7, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. The countdown is starting in earnest for the closure of the Pulaski Skyway through Jersey City. The 81-year-old span is scheduled for a major makeover that will take two years, beginning this Saturday. The project will require the closure of northbound lanes that feed into Jersey City and the Holland Tunnel. The DOT estimates about 40,000 vehicles use the inbound span each day, including about 10,000 during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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James S. Simpson, commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Transportation, stands on a lift under the rusted-through webbing of a I-beam under the road surface of the Pulaski Skyway Monday, April 7, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. The 81-year-old span will be closed for a major makeover that will take two years, beginning this Saturday. The project will require the closure of northbound lanes that feed into Jersey City and the Holland Tunnel. The DOT estimates about 40,000 vehicles use the inbound span each day, including about 10,000 during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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A network of temporary support beams, left, are seen as James S. Simpson right, commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Transportation, and others use a lift to examine the underside of the road surface of the Pulaski Skyway Monday, April 7, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. The 81-year-old span will be closed for a major makeover that will take two years, beginning this Saturday. The project will require the closure of northbound lanes that feed into Jersey City and the Holland Tunnel. The DOT estimates about 40,000 vehicles use the inbound span each day, including about 10,000 during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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James S. Simpson, commissioner of New Jersey's Department of Transportation, talks about the loss of structural integrity of the rusted-through webbing of a support I-beam under the road surface of the Pulaski Skyway Monday, April 7, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. The 81-year-old span will be closed for a major makeover that will take two years, beginning this Saturday. The project will require the closure of northbound lanes that feed into Jersey City and the Holland Tunnel. The DOT estimates about 40,000 vehicles use the inbound span each day, including about 10,000 during the morning commute. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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FILE - In this July 22, 2013 file photo Tony Brown, left, a Department of Transportation retiree, listens to union leaders speak in Detroit. Court documents show the city, which now hopes to emerge from bankruptcy, owes more than 100,000 creditors that include individual retirees, city workers, businesses, property owners and litigants. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Terry Bellamy, director of the District Department of Transportation, testifies at a hearing on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 at the Wilson Building in Washington, D.C. to discuss the Accessible Parking Amendment Act of 2012. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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Mayor Vincent C. Gray speaks with students and supervisers working with the District Department of Transportation during an announcement of the completion of pay-by-phone parking across the District. (Pratik Shah/The Washington Times)

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood mimics cell phone use as he talks about distracted driving duirng a press conference at the Department of Transportation in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, announcing the lowest traffic fatalities in six decades. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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New vehicle window sticker proposed by Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation