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Anheuser-Busch Beer 120-mile Run with Self-driving Truck Breaks New Ground

CNBC reports, “As beer runs go, this one stands out. Anheuser-Busch hauled a trailer loaded with beer 120 miles in an autonomous-drive truck, completing what’s believed to be the first commercial shipment by a self-driving vehicle. The...Show More Summary

Bridgegate: Aide Testifies She was Worried About “Being Set Up to Take a Fall”

USA Today reports, “As rumors about a political retribution plot persisted, Bridget Anne Kelly’s confidence that the George Washington Bridge lane closings were really part of a traffic study turned to panic as she suspected she wasShow More Summary

FL Gov. Scott Appoints Bennett Barrow to THEA Board reports that Florida Gov. Rick Scott has named Bennett Barrow to the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway Authority. “The 36-year-old Barrow is vice president of Barrow Asset Management. He received his bachelor’s...Show More Summary

IDOT, IL Tollway Present Four Options for $32 Million Route 23, I-90 Interchange Project

Northwest Herald reports, “City officials met to discuss a potential design for the future Route 23 and Interstate 90 interchange. Four options were presented to the Marengo City Council on Monday, with the fourth option a preferred recommendation from the Illinois Department of Transportation, McHenry County and the Illinois Tollway Authority. Show More Summary

FL Pike’s Veterans Expressway Project Causing Angst

Bay News 9 reports, “Four years of construction remain on the Veterans Expressway. However, when a third lane was opened recently on the south end from Gunn Highway to Hillsborough Avenue, the dramatic decrease in delays signaled a major...Show More Summary

Illinois Tollway 2017 Budget Calls for $1 Billion Capital Plan, $300 Million in Borrowing

The Bond Buyer (subscription required) reports, “The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s proposed 2017 budget calls for nearly $1 billion in capital spending supported by $300 million in toll-backed borrowing.” The post Illinois Tollway 2017 Budget Calls for $1 Billion Capital Plan, $300 Million in Borrowing appeared first on Toll Roads News.

ITR Will Not Lift Lane Restrictions During World Series

WSBT News reports the ITRCC currently has no plans to lift its construction-related lane restrictions for fans headed to the World Series games in Chicago and Cleveland. Some fans and roadside vendors would like the toll road to reconsider. The post ITR Will Not Lift Lane Restrictions During World Series appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Mid-Bay Bridge Authorities (Florida) May Use Surplus to Lower Tolls

WEAR News reports, “The Mid-Bay Bridge that connects Destin and Niceville may soon see a reduction in its toll. After last year’s price hike brought the toll up to four dollars, the bridge will have a surplus. On Tuesday, bridge authorities...Show More Summary

MassDOT Provides a Detailed Timeline for Transition to AET This Friday reports, “Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials on Monday detailed the timeline for Friday’s switch to all electronic tolling, a cashless system meant to increase air quality and decrease congestion along the Massachusetts Turnpike.” The transition starts at 6:45 p.m. Show More Summary

FDOT Funds Self-Driving Public Transportation “Circulator” Service in Tampa

Tampa Bay Business Journal reports, “The Florida Department of Transportation is making available $1 million to the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority to fund an Autonomous Vehicle Circulator Service in downtown Tampa. TheShow More Summary

Transportation Radio Interviews PANYNJ’s Pat Foye on Making Technology Part of an Agency’s DNA

Transportation Radio’s Bernie Wagenblast interviews Pat Foye, executive director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey after Foye delivered the Keynote address to the annual ITS New Jersey meeting. Foye focused on the challenges associated with “… making technology part of the DNA…” at the port authority. Show More Summary

Bridgegate: Gov. Christie was Told about “Political Retribution” Concerns over Lane Closures

Associated Press reports, “Republican Gov. Chris Christie was told during the George Washington Bridge lane closures that a Democratic mayor expressed concern that the resulting traffic jams in his city were political retribution, aShow More Summary

Vancouver Residents Split on Tolling of New and/or Existing Bridges

BC Business parses the results of a poll of Vancouver residents on tolling bridges in the area, conducted as the debate over a proposal to replace the Massey Tunnel with a new tolled 10-lane bridge continues. The poll found that, “…41...Show More Summary

Gov. McAuliffe Rolls Out Toll Relief Plan for Residents Making Less than $30,000 a Year

Daily Press reports, “Portsmouth and Norfolk residents who make less than $30,000 a year will soon be able to qualify for a discount on Midtown and Downtown tunnel tolls, Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Monday. To qualify for the 75 cent toll discount, drivers must also have an E-Z Pass and make at least eight trips through […] The post Gov. Show More Summary

Mass Pike AET Goes Live Friday but Congestion Won’t Improve Until Toll Plazas Are Down

The Boston Globe reports, “Before Massachusetts drivers can cruise through the new all-electronic-tolling gantries at highway speeds, congestion will temporarily get much worse, state officials warned. All-electronic-tolling goes live on the Massachusetts Turnpike Friday evening. Show More Summary

Tulsa World Columnist Makes the Case for AET

Tulsa World columnist Michael Overall makes the case for all-electronic tolling, and notes that the Oklahome Turnpine Authority (OTA) is testing a new AET system on the Creek Turnpike in Jenksin January. Overall writes, “… with the idea...Show More Summary

PA Pike Chair Makes Case for Enforcement Legislation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publishes an op-ed by Sean Logan, chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, who writes, “Unfortunately, a very small minority of our customers simply do not believe they should pay their share — or any share at all. Show More Summary

Self-driving Technology will be a Boon for Motorcycle Sales

Bloomberg reports, “Self-driving technology promises to transform the auto industry as we know it. It may also change the business of selling motorcycles – but in a very different way. It all comes down to safety, according to Karl Viktor Schaller, head of development at BMW Motorrad. Show More Summary

VA Columnist Rips HOT/HOV Lanes and the “Trickle-down Theory of Traffic”

The Virginian-Pilot columnist Kerry Doughtery takes on VDOT’s decision to convert Hampton Roads HOV lanes to HOT lanes, writing that, “Our highways were built with tax dollars. Much of it from the gas tax. The construction worker filling...Show More Summary

Gov. McAuliffe ti Announce Plan to “Ease Toll Burdens on Downtown and Midtown Tunnels

WTKR News reports, “Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will be in Hampton Roads Monday to announce a plan to ease toll burdens on the Downtown and Midtown tunnels.” The report adds, “According to the Virginia Department of Transportation,...Show More Summary

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