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Nissan Releases Self-driving Car

Bangkok Post reports, “Nissan Motor Co has released a vehicle that can automatically control its own steering, acceleration and braking when on a single expressway lane, the company said Wednesday, becoming the first Japanese manufacturer to launch a self-driving car.” The post Nissan Releases Self-driving Car appeared first on Toll Roads News.

VDOT: I-66 Widening Finished on Time and on Budget

WTOP reports, “After more than two years of work, a four-mile stretch of Interstate 66 has been widened.” The report adds, “VDOT says the $64.5 million project was finished on time and on budget. Its completion means three regular lanes...Show More Summary

LA Metro Transportation Authority Taps CH2M Team for HOV Lanes Project

SCV News reports, “The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has selected a team led by CH2M to provide the plans, specifications  and estimates for the design of new high occupancy vehicle lanes along Interstate 5...Show More Summary

Boston Herald Editorial: Don’t Sweat AET, People. Now that Putin Guy …

Boston Herald editors are advising drivers to, uh, relax as the Mass Pike gears up for AET, writing, “Get ready for an outpouring of fear and loathing as the Massachusetts Turnpike readies its new open road tolling system.” The editors cite privacy “zealots” and the debate over the AET system’s “hot list” capability. Show More Summary

Bloomberg Column: “Don’t Lowball the Upside of Fixing Roads and Bridges”

Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith looks at Hillary Clinton and Donald Trumpthe “bidding to be the next “infrastructure president” and contends that, “… in the U.S., the automatic pooh-poohing of infrastructure spending does us a disservice. Show More Summary

Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority Switches Up Capital Plan

SOOTODAY.com reports, “Capital projects at the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge are being rescheduled in an effort take advantage of new technology and to save money.”   The post Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority Switches Up Capital Plan appeared first on Toll Roads News.

MA Mayor asks for “Grace Period” for Pike’s AET System

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Gov. Christie Flew on “Chairman’s Flight” that Led to Guilty Plea by Former PANYNJ Chairman

The Bergen Record reports, “Gov. Chris Christie flew to South Carolina in 2013 on a United Airlines flight that would later become known to the public as the “Chairman’s Flight,” a money-losing route created to benefit his mentor and...Show More Summary

Truck Traffic Begins at the Anzalduas Bridge

The Monitor reports, “As a mariachi band played, the first trucks officially crossed the Anzalduas International Bridge on Monday afternoon.”   The post Truck Traffic Begins at the Anzalduas Bridge appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Study Touts Economic Impact of PA Pike’s $1.7 Billion Mon-Fayette Project

Observer-Reporter reports, “A transportation research group projected in a report it issued Tuesday that a proposed 13-mile extension of the Mon-Fayette Expressway will cut down on travel times in the Mon Valley corridor while boosting...Show More Summary

Moroun Family Eyeing “Legal Hail Marys” to Block or Delay Gordie Howe Bridge

Detroit Free Press reports, “The Moroun family that owns the Ambassador Bridge could soon launch a few legal Hail Marys to try to block or delay the rival Gordie Howe International Bridge — including possibly arguing that the Michigan...Show More Summary

East End Crossing Construction in Homestretch

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Arkansas Considering Tolls for I-49 Project

KFSM reports that the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has set aside $300,000 for a tolling study for the next phase of the I-49 project. The repport adds that ASHT spokesman Danny Straessle said, “”The issue is whether...Show More Summary

OTA Delays Vote on Toll Hikes,

Tulsa World reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on Tuesday voted to table a proposal to increase tolls to pay for a system expansion. Member Carl Gibson said a decision on the measure should be delayed due to a recently filed lawsuit...Show More Summary

PA Pike’s CEO Makes Case for Toll Enforcement Legislation

Central Penn Business Journal staffs a presentation by PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton, leading with the Commission’s push for broader toll enforcement legislation (Senate Bill 1086). The one percent of the motorists who don’t pay their...Show More Summary

Ohio RIver Bridges Contractors Receive OSHA Citation over Crane Collapse

WDRB News (Louisville) reports, “The companies in charge of the East End Bridge knew a crane had a broken wind gauge months before it collapsed in high winds in February, federal investigators have determined.” The station adds that the information, obtained through an open records request, “shed new light on the Feb. Show More Summary

MDOT vs Mouron Showdown over Land for Gordie Howe Bridge Continues

Detroit Free-Press reports, “A potential showdown could flare soon between Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel (Matty) Moroun and the State of Michigan over land in southwest Detroit needed for the Gordie Howe International Bridge. Should...Show More Summary

TxDOT’s I-35 Express Lanes a Hit at Public Meeting – Except for Those Tolls

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OTA to Consider Toll Hikes Today for Major Expansion Projects (Litigatiion cited.)

The Oklahoman reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will meet Tuesday to consider increasing tolls in three increments, totaling 17 percent. The increase is to help pay off nearly a half-billion dollars in bond debt the authority...Show More Summary

HCTRA’s State Highway 249 Expansion Project Ahead of Schedule

Cypress Creek Mirror reports, “The Harris County Toll Road Authority is expected to start Phase II of the Texas 249 expansion in Harris County ahead of schedule.” The report adds, “The first advertisement for plans on Phase II will be Sept. Show More Summary

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