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New Survey Finds Ontarians Support More Government Investment in Transportation, Use of Tolls for Maintenance

Daily Commercial News reports, “The majority of Ontarians support government investment in transportation infrastructure and many see those investments as the solution to road traffic concerns across the province, states a new survey released by a consortium of public and private sector transportation organizations” on March 21? [Link inserted]. Show More Summary

OTA Passes Resolution to Advance the $290 Million Gilcrease Expressway

Tulsa World reports, “The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority on Tuesday passed a resolution designed to further the work on the Gilcrease Expressway.” The report adds that the resolution authorizes OTA executive director Tim Gats to “… initiate...Show More Summary

Texas Transportation Commission Adds $9 Billion to Highway Funding Plan

Houston Chronicle reports, “A sweeping revision of state highway plans adds nearly $9 billion in new funds for improving Texas roadways, including a $1.32 billion infusion in the Houston area for a major overhaul of Interstate 45 and nine other projects. Show More Summary

Colorada Senate President Calls CDOT’s Idea to Consider Tolling New I-70, I-25 Lanes “a Non-Starter”

The Denver Channel reports that CDOT’s proposal to even consier tolling new I-70 and I-25 lanes faces tough odds in the statehouse, noting that “Senate President Kevin Grantham did release a statement explaining that CDOT’s idea of a...Show More Summary

PA Newspaper Backs Proposed Tax Credit for Turnpike Customers

The Intelligencer editors endorse House Bill 926, the proposal to allow Pennsylvanians a state income tax credit (up to $500 a year) for turnpike tolls paid via E-ZPass, noting “… giving turnpike users a tax credit seems preferable to...Show More Summary

Indiana Senate Committee Advances Funding Bill with Tolling Provision

Indianapolis Star reports, “An Indiana Senate committee Tuesday pushed through plans to raise the gas tax by 10 cents and open Indiana interstate highways to tolling.” The report adds that the bill allows INDOT to seek approval fromShow More Summary

Bridgegate Defendants in Court for Sentencing Today offers a retrospective on Bridgegate as Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly, face sentencing in federal court today. The post Bridgegate Defendants in Court for Sentencing Today appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Public Hearng Set for Proposed E-ZPass Only Interchange on Garden State Parkway reports, “Drivers will have a chance to convince officials at an April 4 hearing why they should be allowed to pay tolls with cash at a new Exit 125 ramp from Garden State Parkway south in Sayreville, which is proposed as E-ZPass only. Show More Summary

Oregon Lawmakers Eye Novel Approach for Funding – Going “Dutch” with Local Government

Portland Tribune reports that an Oregon legislative committee “charged with crafting a transportation package is considering a new funding model in which local governments would ‘go Dutch’ with the state on projects of regional interest. Show More Summary

Residents Mounting Opposition to TX Turnpike Corp. Private Toll Road Project

KENS reports that some Cibolo, Texas, residents are hoping to stop construction of the private toll road that the Texas Turnpike Corporation has agreed with the city to develop. The post Residents Mounting Opposition to TX Turnpike Corp. Private Toll Road Project appeared first on Toll Roads News.

I-77 Toll Lanes Construction Causing Spike in Car Repairs, In addition to Crashes

WSOC reports, “The toll lane construction along I-77 is also taking a toll on the vehicles that have to drive through the construction zone. [The station] reported earlier in March that there were 400 extra crashes in the I-77 toll zone...Show More Summary

CT Lawmakers Advance Transportation Lock Box Measue as Focus on Tolls Continues

Hartford Courant reports that the Government Administration and Elections Committee approved a proposal to add a transportation funds lock box provision to the state constitution. “One of the primary ways of filling the lockbox withShow More Summary

FL Lawmakers Reject Bill to Stop New Tolled Express Lanes

SaintPetersBlog reports, “A bill seeking to end Florida’s practice of developing tolled express lanes was rejected Tuesday by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee. Various members of the committee cited a number of...Show More Summary

Two Dedicated SunPass Lanes Opened at Sunshine Skyway Bridge

Tampa Bay Times reports that “two dedicated SunPass lanes were opened at the Sunshine Skyway Bridge’s north plaza March 10,” and, according to FDOT, “work to convert a second SunPass dedicated lane at the southbound toll plaza is scheduled to begin later this spring.” The post Two Dedicated SunPass Lanes Opened at Sunshine Skyway Bridge appeared first on Toll Roads News.

PANYNJ Joins Waze Data Exchange Program recently reported that PANYNJ has joined “250 other transportation agencies worldwide that have joined Waze’s Connected Citizens Program.” By participating in the data exchange program, the port authority hopes “to get real-time...Show More Summary

Indiana Highway Funding Bill Undergoes Senate Committee Review Today

Indiana House Bill 1002, the state’s comprehensive transportation infrastructure funding bill, faces a test today, a hearing today before the Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee. Provisions of the bill related to interstate highway...Show More Summary

Poll Shows MDX Customers Back 836 Southwest Extension Project

Miami’s Community Newspapers publishes an MDX news release stating, “Over the past 3 months, almost 45,000 of MDX toll-paying daily commuters were asked in a survey, their thoughts on MDX’s future plans,” and adding, “The project with...Show More Summary

Federal Judge Tosses Suit Against Retrieval Masters Credit Bureau Involving Collection of Deliquent Tolls, Penalties in NJ

Reuters reports, “A federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit against Retrieval Masters Credit Bureau, finding that the debt collector was not subject to federal collection law when it pursued delinquent highway tolls and penalties...Show More Summary

Los Angeles MTA to Study New Tolls on Carpool Lanes, Bumping HOV Minimum and Cracking Down on Cheaters

Los Angeles Times reports, “In an effort to improve sluggish speeds on the region’s freeways, Los Angeles County transportation officials have agreed to examine whether to impose tolls on more carpool lanes and a higher passenger requirement for such lanes. Show More Summary

CDOT’s Bhatt Says State Will Consider Tolling New I-70 and I-25 Lanes

Denver Business Journal reports, “Coloradans, who could be asked in November to raise their own taxes to pay for extra interstate lanes and other road improvements, may have to pay again to use those lanes.” The article explains, “CDOT...Show More Summary

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