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Colorado DOT Receives Final Environmental OK for “Massive” I-70 Widening Project

The Denver Post reports that after 14 years of controversy, the Colorado Department of Transportation has received a federal Record of Decision that gives it the authority to move forward with its $1.2 billion Central 70 widening project. Show More Summary

DelDOT Awards a U.S. 301 Tollway Construction Project

The News Journal reports, “Transportation officials this month awarded a $10.7 million contract to Newark-based A-Del Construction to rebuild the intersection at Summit Bridge and Armstrong Corner roads, near Middletown. It is the latest in a string of multimillion-dollar contracts for the U.S. Show More Summary

FL Lawmakers Files Bill to Expand Reach of CFX but Nobody (Including CFX) Knows Why

Florida Politics reports, “State Rep. Tom Goodson filed a bill Thursday to expand the Central Florida Expressway Authority into Brevard County, yet it seems no one on the expressway authority knows why. Goodson filed House Bill 299,Show More Summary

THEA Changes Collection Companies & Customers are Confused with Bills that are Four Years Old

WFLA reports, “Driving on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway is a lot smoother than paying the tolls these days. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has changed its collection company.  Drivers are getting hit with toll bills...Show More Summary

Abertis CEO is Cool on P3s in the States, Cites PA Pike, Chicago and ITR

CNBC posts a Q&A with CEO Abertis Francisco Reynés Massanet, who is somewhat jaundiced about the excitment swirling around the Trump infrastructure plan. Massanet tells the stattion, “We tried to come into the States 10 years ago with...Show More Summary

Is Illinois Budget Stalemate Threatening Stevenson Expressway (I-55) Toll Lanes Project?

Crain’s Chicago Business columnist Greg Hinz contends, “Springfield’s budget stalemate may be claiming a major new victim: a generally well-received plan to expand capacity on the congested Stevenson Expressway (I-55) by adding two new...Show More Summary

Tolling a Possibility for New Arkansas Regional Airport Access Road

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that tolling may be part of the funding mix for a proposed Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport access road. The post Tolling a Possibility for New Arkansas Regional Airport Access Road appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Work Begins on WSDOT’s I-405 Northbound Peak-use Shoulder Lane Project

The Herald reports, “Crews hired by the Washington State Department of Transportation have started work on the I-405 northbound peak-use shoulder lane project.” The report adds, “The $7 million project will be paid for with toll revenue...Show More Summary

GDOT is Betting on Express Lanes as $226 Million I-75 South Metro is Set to Open Next Week

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution advances next week’s opening of the $226 Million I-75 South Metro Express Lanes project, reporting “Express lanes — the state calls them “express lanes,” regular people call them “toll lanes” — are GDOT’s answer to the mess you confront on the roads every day. Show More Summary

Tolling Gains Traction in Hawaii as Governor Says He is Open to a Study

Honolulu Civil Beat reports that Hawaii Governor David Ige says he’s open to the idea of studying the possibility of toll roads, as proposed by House Speaker Joe Souki. The post Tolling Gains Traction in Hawaii as Governor Says He is Open to a Study appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Local Business Come Up with Strategies to Deal with Impact of OH River Bridge Tolls

WDRB reports that one auto dealership has launced a “tolls are on us” campaign as businesses affected by Ohio River Bridges construction – and the fact that some motorists are avoiding the new tolls – are searching for advertising strategies to woo customers. Show More Summary

RiverLink to Issue First Round of Invoices Today

Louisville Business First reports, “The RiverLink tolling system is expected to issue its first invoices Friday, though everyone will not receive them that day. Instead, they will be staggered over the coming days, according to a news...Show More Summary

Virginia’s Hard Lessons from P3 Experience Could Pay Dividends in Trump Administration

Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, “Virginia’s work in transforming how it handles public-private transportation projects, a product of learning the hard way how not to do them, could position the state to benefit from President-electShow More Summary

VDOT’s Layne Says Trump Team is Focus on Toll Projects

WTOP reports, “The Trump transition team has asked Virginia for a list of potential transportation projects, including specific questions about projects that could include tolls, the state’s transportation secretary says. ““He’s asked us for a list …. Show More Summary

FDOT Shoots Down Elevated Toll Lanes for TBX

WMNF reports, “The Florida Department of Transportation is shooting down the idea of moving proposed toll lanes from ground level to an elevated expressway in Tampa; Ed McKinney, an FDOT planning and environmental administrator, told...Show More Summary

Local Officials Take on INDOT, Figg for Lack of Progress on Toll Bridge Project

Post-Tribune (via Chicago Times) reports, “Seven years of frustration over the closed Cline Avenue bridge in East Chicago bubbled to the surface at a regional meeting.” The report adds, “n July 2013, after the defective bridge was demolished, INDOT and Copeland signed an agreement transferring the bridge land to a company, Cline Avenue Bridge LLC. Show More Summary

StreetsblogNYC: “Cuomo Backpedals on Removing I-81 From Downtown Syracuse”

StreetsblogNYC reports, “The removal of I-81 from downtown Syracuse could be a transformative city-building project that heals neighborhoods and burnishes the legacy of Governor Andrew Cuomo. But Cuomo is waffling.” The post StreetsblogNYC: “Cuomo Backpedals on Removing I-81 From Downtown Syracuse” appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Massive Growth Fuels Need for New CFX Beachline Expressway Interchange

Central Florida News reports that the Central Florida Expressway has begun work on a new Beachline Expressway interchange in east Orange County, noting that, “The purpose of the project is to prepare the area for people — lots of people.”...Show More Summary

Bridgegate Prosecutors Urge Judge to Reject Request for a New Trial reports, “Federal prosecutors in the high-profile Bridgegate case reject defense claims that improper jury instructions led to the convictions of the two former members of Gov. Chris Christie’s inner circle, asking a judge to deny a request for a new trial. In a late night filing, the U.S. Show More Summary

TN Gov. Haslam Proposes Gas Tax Increase

WCYB reports, “Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced Wednesday a proposal to raise the state’s gasoline tax by 7 cents to generate more funding for road construction needs.” The post TN Gov. Haslam Proposes Gas Tax Increase appeared first on Toll Roads News.

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