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Storm Damage Forces Week-Long Closure of Major US-Mexico Border Toll Bridge

San Antonio Express-News reports, “The busiest commercial bridge on the border with Mexico will be closed to most cargo traffic until [May 29], forcing billions of dollars of international trade to be rerouted. Damage caused to Laredo’s...Show More Summary

FDOT to Open New I-295 Toll Express Lanes in Jacksonville by Year’s End

WJCT reports, “Paying to avoid traffic congestion will be an option for Jacksonville area motorists by the end of this year. The Florida Department of Transportation is adding toll express lanes to Interstate 295, from the Buckman Bridge to the I-95 merger.” The post FDOT to Open New I-295 Toll Express Lanes in Jacksonville by Year’s End appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Leavenworth County Officials Debate a Posible Six-lane Toll Road for Kansas City Area

Leavenworth Times reports, “When they met Monday, Leavenworth County commissioners discussed a proposal for what is being called the Patriot Highway. If constructed, the six-lane toll road would serve as an outer beltway for the Kansas City area. Show More Summary

FTE to Open New All-Electronic Tolling Interchange in June

The Daily Commercial reports, “Officials say residents of south Lake County could soon see less traffic congestion as the city of Minneola, Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise and Lake County celebrate the opening of the new Hancock Road interchange.”...Show More Summary

U.S. Route 301 Toll Road Construction is on Pace

Middletown Transcript reports, “Things are moving along on schedule with construction of the new U.S. Route 301 toll road in the Middletown area, according to Ken Cimino, DelDOT’s Public Outreach Coordinator.” The post U.S. Route 301 Toll Road Construction is on Pace appeared first on Toll Roads News.

How will Texas Pay the $383 Billion Tab For Roads (by 2040) (It Likely Will Not be Through Tolls)

Houston Chronicle posts a think piece by Kyle Shelton, a postdoctoral fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University on the long-term funding challenge that Texas confronts, which notes, “While Texans are clearly...Show More Summary

Two Toll Collectors in India Arrested for Assaulting a Motorist who Refused to Pay Toll

The Hindu reports that two toll collectors are being held on “charge of attempt to murder” after allegedly assaulting a motorist who “… told the toll plaza staff that he need not pay the fee since he was a local resident.” However, the...Show More Summary

LA Times Edit Board Pans Proposed Tunnel for 710 Freeway Extension

The Los Angeles Times editorial board comes out against the LA Metro proposal to extend the 710 Freeway via a multi-billion-dollar toll tunnel. The editors note that the project has lost “an important long-standing supporter,” Duarte...Show More Summary

Northern KY Communities Continue Opposition to Tolling a Brent Spence Bridge Replacement

WCPO (subscription required for full access) reports, “At the beginning of this month, the city of Covington released a statement to Kentucky and Ohio officials reiterating the city’s opposition to the enactment of tolls as a means of...Show More Summary

Oregon Lawmakers to Propose Measure to Shift Authority to Appoint DOT Director to State Transportation Commission

Portland Tribune reports, “Legislators on a joint committee to craft a transportation package plan to propose shifting authority to appoint the director of the Oregon Department of Transportation from the governor to the Oregon Transportation Commission.... Show More Summary

NY Thruway Sells Property to State DOC

Times Herald-Record reports, “The state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision will convert a former Thruway complex in the Town of Newburgh into warehouses to support job-training programs at its prisons.... The New York...Show More Summary

A Look at Golden Gate Bridge District’s Vintage Packard

Petaluma Argus-Courier reports on a vintage Packard that’s played an important role in the history of the Golden Gate Bridge — so important, that the bridge district owns and maintains the car. The post A Look at Golden Gate Bridge District’s Vintage Packard appeared first on Toll Roads News.

GOP, ATA to Call for Repeal of RI Truck Tolling Law

Associated Press reports, ” Republicans and the American Trucking Association are calling on Rhode Island leaders to repeal a law passed last year that allows the state to install highway tolls on big-rig trucks. House Minority Leader...Show More Summary

Trump Administration Memo Touts Tolling on Existing Interstates, Expanding TIFIA and PAB Reforms to Pay for Infrastructure

Bloomberg reports that the Trump administration outlined a goal “to seek long-term reforms on how infrastructure projects are regulated, funded, delivered and maintained” in a May 23 budget fact sheet. “Providing more federal funding, on its own, is not the solution to our infrastructure challenges,” the White House maintains. Show More Summary

Group Backing New Tolled Ohio River Bridge Makes the Rounds in DC and Banks of that Former IN Gov. Mike Pence For Continued Support

The Gleaner reports, “A delegation from Evansville and Henderson went to Washington, D.C., last week with the goal of keeping the Interstate 69 bridge project fresh on national officials’ minds.” The report adds, “The bridge would be...Show More Summary

Fate of the $24 Billion Gateway Project Could Hinge on Congressional Decisio on Amtrak Replacement Bridge over the Hackensack River

Crain’s New York Business reports, “A decision by Congress about funding a replacement for a 107-year-old bridge will signal whether the region’s largest and most pressing infrastructure project is in jeopardy. Amtrak is counting onShow More Summary

NY Thruway’s AET Plans Raise Safety Concerns

WNYT  interviews Mike Elmendorf, an Associated General Contractors official, about his group’s concern that the New York Thruway’s conversion to AET tolling presents a “safety” concern. “The state would probably save money if the toll...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Lawmakers Continue to Debate Funding Plan, Tolling

Associated Press explores potential methods of closing the revenue gap in Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure budget (one of which is tolling) and the relative cost to motorists of the options under consideration by state leaders. The post Wisconsin Lawmakers Continue to Debate Funding Plan, Tolling appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Bay Bridge’s “Cormorants Condos” are Packed with Aquatic Birds

KPIX reports, “Suddenly, in the last few weeks, cormorants by the hundreds have finally decided to move into specially constructed roosting areas beneath the new [Bay Bridge] span. Sea bird biologist Mark Rauzon said, ‘“I thought itShow More Summary

Congressional Progressive Caucus to Roll Out Infrastructure Plan

The Hill reports, “The Congressional Progressive Caucus will lay out its own infrastructure proposal this week, staking out a position ahead of a legislative debate over transportation that is expected to heat up later this year. The effort, spearheaded by Rep. Show More Summary

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