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Trump, GOP Lawmakers May Defer Action on Infrastructure Renewal

The Hill notes that President Trump is expected to discuss “infrastructure issues” in his address to Congress next week, but reports are circulating that “the administration and Republican leaders are considering punting on an infrastructure...Show More Summary

Labor Groups Raise Red Flag about NY Thruway’s Use of Capital Funds for AET

The Buffalo News publishes an op-ed by three labor leaders who write, “The Thruway Authority and the Cuomo administration are actively considering moving hundreds of millions of dollars from the Thruway’s only recently approved capital...Show More Summary

Crews to Begin “Repositioning” the Closed Delaware River Bridge Today

Burlington County Times reports, “Crews are expected early Friday morning to begin the “very deliberate and delicate process” of returning the Delaware River Bridge to its original position, said the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s chief engineer. Show More Summary

Scofflaws Will Have a Tougher Time in Wyoming

Wyoming Business Report looks at a recent change in the numbering and design of Wyoming vehicle license plates that was necessary to help out-of-state law enforcement and toll-road companies in handling citations and toll bills. The post Scofflaws Will Have a Tougher Time in Wyoming appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Germany-based Vitronic Has New ETC Technoology that Does Not Need Gantries

Vitronic, the Germany-based machine vision developer, announced that it “has developed a technology for free-flow toll collection and enforcement that does not rely on gantry infrastructure. In contrast to traditional overhead sensors,...Show More Summary

Maine Lawmaker Pushes Bill to Mandate Turnpike Authority to Build New Spur

Portland Press Herald looks at legislation that would “authorize the Maine Turnpike Authority to build a 5-mile toll road linking the turnpike with Route 114 south of Gorham” reporting that, “The idea of creating a turnpike spur hasShow More Summary

Moroun Files Lawsuit in Bid to Ship Hazardous Material across Ambassador Bridge

CBC News reports, “The owner of the Ambassador Bridge has taken legal action in his fight to allow the shipment of hazardous material along his privately owned international crossing, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. Documents from the U.S. Show More Summary

GDOD Commissioner Talks Up Atlanta Express Lanes, Eyes Truck-only Lanes Down the Road

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution staffs a reports, “Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry laid out a litany of projects estimated in the hundreds of millions of dollars that are expected to transform a large...Show More Summary

IL Gov. Rauner Backs Tollway over Canadian Pacific in O’Hare Access Dispute

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has U.S. Surface Transportation Board “to rule in favor of the tollway in its suit against the Canadian Pacific Railway, which has refused to make property it owns...Show More Summary

IL Tollway to Replace Last “Iconic” Coin Buckets with Touch Screens that Process, Cash, Coins and Credit Cards

Daily Herald reports, “The Illinois tollway is introducing an innovation 1990s drivers digging frantically for change would have cheered. Agency leaders approved a contract Thursday to replace the iconic buckets at toll booths with updated...Show More Summary

Macquarie Atlas Seeks “Equity Injection”

The Australian Financial Review “Toll road owner Macquarie Atlas Roads Group is seeking an equity injection via an institutional placement to fund managers. Fund managers expect an offer worth $185 million at $4.85 a share, and wereShow More Summary

WSDOT Envisions 40-mile Corridor of Dynamic Tolling Lanes in Puget Sound

Lens reports, “As the central Puget Sound regional population grows in the coming decades, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) envisions a 40-mile long corridor of dynamic tolling lanes on the Eastside to manage...Show More Summary

TxDOT Says Portion of I-35 West Project is Substantially Complete

Fort Worth Star-Telegram  reports that a “3.6-mile portion of [I-35 West] from Loop 820 north to just past the U.S. 287 ‘Decatur cutoff’ is now ‘substantially complete,’ according to a Texas Department of Transportation spokesman.” He...Show More Summary

Australian Pension fund IFM Chasing International Toll Roads

The Australian reports, “Australian pension fund IFM is believed to be in hot pursuit of international toll roads after it emerged it made a last-minute approach to the lenders of Macquarie’s M6 toll road in Britain to buy the assetShow More Summary

Key Players in Elizabeth River Crossings Deal with VDOT Open Up on Concession Deal

WAVY reports that key players behind the concession agreement between the State of Virginia and Elizabeth River Crossings agreed to be interviewed by WAVY and provide insight into the “controversial deal.” Sample quote: “Critics argue...Show More Summary

Chair of CT Transportation Committee Backs Tolling

Fairfield County Business Journal reports, “Bringing tolls back to Connecticut highways may not inspire hosannas from residents, but state Rep. Tony Guerrera thinks it’s an idea whose time has come.’ The benefit is bringing more revenue...Show More Summary

Port Mann Bridge (BC) is “Still Bleeding Money”

NEWS 1130 reports, “The Port Mann Bridge is still bleeding money, even though government expectations had the toll crossing in the black by this year. The bridge is expected to lose $90 million this year and $172 million over the next...Show More Summary

PA PIke Chair Logan Resigns, Takes Post at PA Gaming Control Board

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chairman Sean Logan resigned Thursday and immediately was appointed to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.” The report adds, “Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to nominate a new turnpike commissioner in the next few weeks who must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the state Senate. Show More Summary

Central Florida is Ideal for Launching Smartphone Toll Apps

Orlando Business Journal reports, “A California-made app that allows users to pay tolls via smartphone is proving why Central Florida is among the best places to launch mobile technology for transportation.” The post Central Florida is Ideal for Launching Smartphone Toll Apps appeared first on Toll Roads News.

OTA Toll Hike Rankles Some Motorists

KTUL reports that some motorists are less than thrlled with the Oklahoma Turnpike’s 12-percent toll hike, due to take effect March 1. The post OTA Toll Hike Rankles Some Motorists appeared first on Toll Roads News.

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