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$125 Million TX Turnpike Corp Proposal Draws Criticism

San Antonio Express-News reports, “Residents here [Cibolo] filled a meeting room at a Tuesday night town hall to voice worries over the possible construction of a $125 million toll road by the Dallas-based Texas Turnpike Corp., a measure...Show More Summary

New Garden State Parkway Bridge Set to Open in August reports, “Drivers on the southbound Garden State Parkway will have a new bridge to use starting in August. A new Great Egg Harbor bridge has been under construction since 2013, and is being built next to two existing Parkway bridges.” The post New Garden State Parkway Bridge Set to Open in August appeared first on Toll Roads News.

A Former Mass Pike Toll Collector Turned Author Laments AET

Boston Globe publishes an op-ed by former toll collector now author Roland Merullo who recounts his days in the booth, noting, “Anyone who deals with the public knows there’s a particular weight to engaging humanity in all its various...Show More Summary

A Crystal Ball Look at Impact of Debt, PennDOT Payments on PA Pike Toll Rates

LancasterOnline looks at the daunting math behind the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s debt forecasts, driven largely by annual payments to PennDOT for transit operations around the state and reports, “According to an LNP analysis, the cumulative...Show More Summary

PA Pike Capital Plan Review Continues

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s decision last week to review all construction projects came two months after the majority of the five-member board approved a $5.7 billion, 10-year capital plan...Show More Summary

Mass Pike to Offer Some Motorists Toll Relief with New AET System

Boston Globe reports, “Drivers in the Worcester and Springfield areas will gain some relief from Massachusetts Turnpike tolls under an all electronic [tolling] system being tested and set to go live in October.” The report adds, “Jacquelyn...Show More Summary

Federal Grant for Proposed I-25 North Express Lanes

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New Toll Collection Scam Reported in Arkansas

KFSM-TV News (Ft. Smith, AR) reports on a local couple who received several letters purportedly from the Illinois Tollway demanding payment for unpaid tolls and fines. “The letters look authentic with an Illinois Tollway graphic, photo...Show More Summary

Tolling Proposed to Keep CA Tourist Route Open in Winter

Visalia Times-Delta reports that Porterville, CA, officials and local business owners are looking for ways to keep a segment of Tulare County Road M90 (the Great Western Divide Highway) open to tourists during winter, and one proposal...Show More Summary

MTA Board Will Tackle Its Financial Plan and ORT Procurement Procedures Today

Times Herald-Record (Middletown, NY) looks ahead to this morning’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority board meeting at which directors are scheduled to review an update of the authority’s long-range financial plan and preview its 2017 budget. Show More Summary

New Support for THEA’s Selmon Extension Project

Tampa Bay Business Journal reports, “More groups are signing up to support the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority’s Selmon Extension project. The Brandon Chamber of Commerce has endorsed the 1.6-mile elevated toll road.” THEA’sShow More Summary

Fitch Expects Continued Growth of Australian Toll Roads Traffic

Fitch Ratings has released a report on the outlook for the Australian transportation sector (stable) that concludes, among other things, “Toll roads will benefit from continuing healthy economic growth....” In a news release, Fitch notes,...Show More Summary

DRJTBC Buys Site for New Headquarters Building reports that local officials in Pennsylvania have agreed to sell 10.2 acres of public property adjacent to the Scudder Falls Bridge site to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, which will locate a new 23,040-square-foot headquarters building on the site. Show More Summary

UDOT Discovers High Rate of I-15 HOT Lane Violations

KSTU-TV News (Salt Lake City) reports that a Brigham Young University study conducted in cooperation with UDOT reveals that about twenty percent of the motorists using the I-15 Express Lanes are violators. (Lane rules, which are visually...Show More Summary

A Short History of E-ZPass

WNYC Public Media reports, “The E-ZPass is one of those inventions that makes you wonder how we survived without automatic tolls. It’s been around for only 24 years, but the technology that lets you zip through toll booths was born at...Show More Summary

New VDOT I-66 HOT Lanes Predicted to Attract “Slugs” predicts that “slugging” (“a form of commuting where riders ride free and the drivers — many of whom have a reserved parking space at their work or choose to pay for parking — get to skip the congestion on the main travel...Show More Summary

TransCore and ME Turnpike Extend Their Relationship

TransCore announced, the “Maine Turnpike Authority has extended its statewide toll collection system maintenance contract with TransCore another 10 years through June 30, 2026. TransCore will continue to maintain all facets of the Turnpike’s...Show More Summary

NC Lawmaker Steps Down, Ends Campaign as I-77 Express Lanes Cited

The Charlotte Observer reports that State Representative Charles Jeter (R-Mecklenburg County), who was late to join the ranks of I-77 Express Lanes opponents but sponsored an unsuccessful legislation to end NCDOT’s contract with the project developers, announced that he is resigning his seat and withdrawing from his campaign for reelection. Show More Summary

The Downside of Cashless Tolling; Rental Cars

“Money Magazine” looks at the Mass Pike’s conversion to AET and reports, “For commuters in the Bay state, this is a good thing by and large. The high-tech toll system will mean people won’t even have to slow down as they drive through...Show More Summary

VA College Student Eyes ERC Tolls, Launches Petition Drive

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