Bruce Siceloff, TriCityHerald

Bruce Siceloff


Triangle, NC, United States

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Past articles by Bruce:

NC DMV says it messed up by rejecting 86-year-old woman seeking voter ID

The state DMV commissioner says his agency was wrong to turn away an 86-year-old Asheville woman who applied this week for a photo ID, which she’ll need to vote next month. → Read More

Gas prices fall as travelers tank up for Thanksgiving

The airports and highways are busy this week, and the AAA motor club predicts that 1.35 million North Carolinians will make trips for the Thanksgiving holiday. → Read More

Dusty plan boosts North Carolina’s climate-ready grade

Partly on the strength of a little-known government report that was shelved several years ago, North Carolina gets good grades in a national “report card” that rates the states on preparing for natural disasters and extreme weather. → Read More

Safety data inspired trucker tickets, NC State Highway Patrol says

A new statewide campaign to nab violators of an obscure no-parking law was based on interstate highway crash trends, and it reflects “a data driven approach” in enforcement, the State Highway Patrol commander says. → Read More

McCrory donor sparked Highway Patrol campaign against napping truckers

In the wee hours of a June morning, truck driver Robin Metdepenningen picked the wrong place to park for a nap. → Read More

U.S. Fish and Wildlife faces lawsuit over red wolf program

The world’s only wild red wolves are in jeopardy because the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is failing to protect them as required by the Endangered Species Act, environmentalists charged in a lawsuit filed this week in federal court. → Read More

RDU parking glitch stalls 124 travelers at garage exit

Scores of travelers were held in their cars at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport parking garage for half an hour or longer Tuesday night while a glitch in the parking payment system kept the exit gates closed. → Read More

Environmental study approved for 540 Outer Loop path in southern Wake

The federal government has completed a long-awaited evaluation of possible routes – including the reviled Red Route, which would plow through the town of Garner – for the planned extension of the 540 Outer Loop across southern and eastern Wake County. → Read More

Road Worrier: Wake would put money into commuter trains

Wake County leaders are indeed shifting their approach to trains, but they say they have not backed away from a commitment to rail transit service. → Read More

Road Worrier: Wake turning away from rail transit

The need for good bus service in Wake County is overwhelming, so we should quadruple it over the next decade. → Read More

Concrete bridge will replace steel structure on Outer Banks

The state Department of Transportation is preparing to build a temporary concrete bridge for N.C. 12 on Pea Island, to replace a temporary steel bridge erected four years ago – and to buy time while engineers devise a more nearly permanent solution to keep the Outer Banks highway above the stormy Atlantic. → Read More

$10M federal grant supports “Road to Opportunity” work for US 301 in Wilson

A $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation will help the City of Wilson redevelop a stretch of U.S. 301 and nearby streets. → Read More

Red wolf restoration verdict postponed until summer 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service postponed for a second time Tuesday a decision on the fate of its struggling effort to restore the endangered red wolf in northeastern North Carolina. → Read More

Road Worrier: On the Orange Route, NCDOT holds property owners in limbo

Time passes slowly on the Orange Route, a 300-foot-wide swath that curves across the map of southern Wake County from Holly Springs to Interstate 40 near Garner. → Read More

Carter Wrenn takes aim at Tony Tata

Republican strategist Carter Wrenn was privately advising Tony Tata a few months ago, when the man who then served as our state transportation secretary was thinking about a run for Congress. → Read More

NC light-rail funding cap draws bipartisan attacks

Urban legislators from both parties are teaming up in a bid to repeal a new provision in state law, enacted last week, that bars the state Department of Transportation from contributing more than $500,000 to any light-rail project. → Read More

Deborah Ross, mulling a Senate run, resigns from GoTriangle

Citing her interest in a possible run for the U.S. Senate, former state Rep. Deborah Ross resigned Wednesday from her job as in-house counsel for GoTriangle, the regional transit agency. → Read More

Republican legislators defend the budget’s light-rail killer

State Rep. Paul Stam was pleased to discover a provision that House and Senate negotiators had inserted in the state budget – four lines that probably will kill prospects for light rail transit in Orange and Durham counties. → Read More

Tony Tata’s Army career included phony court order, at least 2 affairs

Tony Tata’s credentials as an Army leader helped him land big jobs as Wake County school superintendent and state transportation secretary, and the retired general continues to trade on his military experience as a TV news commentator and the author of action thrillers. → Read More

Southeast Corridor rail milestone advances prospects for faster trains

Environmental documents have been signed to advance a planned railroad shortcut between Raleigh and Richmond, state and federal officials said Thursday, boosting prospects for faster trains between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. → Read More