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South Norfolk Jordan Bridge Tolls Going Up

The Virginian-Pilot reports, “Tolls at the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge are going up 25 cents next year to $2.25. The increase takes effect Jan. 1. Monday, the Chesapeake Transportation Toll Facility Advisory Committee held a public hearing...Show More Summary

Spoof XMAS Song Mocking ‘Dartford Tolls’ Has One Million Views on YouTube, Facebook

 BBC News reports, “A spoof news site has released a charity song for Christmas, mocking an infamous river crossing. Southend News Network’s song ‘Dartford Tolls’ has been viewed more than one million times on Facebook and YouTube. Written...Show More Summary

OTA Approves Toll Hikes

KOTV (Tulsa) reports, “It’s going to cost more to drive on Oklahoma Turnpikes. The turnpike authority passed toll rate hikes at their meeting Tuesday [December 6] in Oklahoma City. On the Turner Turnpike, the drive from Tulsa to Oklahoma City will jump 50-cents – from $3.90 to $4.40. Show More Summary

USDOT Awards Carnegie Mellon a $14 Million Mobility21 Grant (Autonomous Vehicles, Data Modeling for Traffic Cited)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “Carnegie Mellon University announced this afternoon it has received a $14 million federal grant to establish a new National University Transportation Center.” The grant will fund work “… to develop smart...Show More Summary

MDX Cash Back Program Delivers $5.4 Million in Cash to Frequent Customers

Miami Community Newspaper runs a Miami-Dade Expressway news release, announcing that the MDX Cash Back Program “… will distribute cash back checks in December totaling $5.5 million, which means loyal customers who frequently traveled...Show More Summary

KTA Takes Down Bridge in Record Time

KSN reports, “The Kansas Turnpike Authority released a video showing just how fast the Kansas Turnpike Authority bridge came down this weekend” as part of the agency’s Kellogg expansion project. “The demolition was scheduled to lastShow More Summary

Toll “Runners” Help to Smooth Out Traffic at Chaotic Toll Plazas in Mumbai

The Indian Express reports, “Traffic movement at the toll collection points in the city [Mumbai] was comparatively smoother Monday after toll runners were deployed, accelerating the pace of handing commuters change and toll receipts....Show More Summary

Tacoma Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee to Meet

Kitsap Sun reports, “The Tacoma Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee meets Wednesday for its annual review of the financial plan, revenue forecasts and other information.” The post Tacoma Narrows Bridge Citizen Advisory Committee to Meet appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Gov. Gina Raimondo’s RhodeWorks Plan Earns Story of the Year Award (Truckers, Jill Stein demand recount.)

The Providence Journal reports, “Gov. Gina Raimondo’s controversial plan to modernize Rhode Island’s aging state roads and bridges, partly by imposing tolls on trucks, has been voted the 2016 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year.” The post Gov. Show More Summary

Can Orange County’s Three Toll Roads Provide a Blueprint for the Trump Plan?

The Orange County Register features a Jonathan Lansner column on the putative Trump infrastructure plan that includes “six lessons worth sharing” from Orange County’s experience. “We’ve got three toll roads –  91 Express Lanes, the 133/241/261...Show More Summary

Mackinac Bridge Authority to Allow Vintage Snowmobiles to Cross Bridge for Tourism Event reports, “Snowmobile enthusiasts will soon have the opportunity to do something that’s never been done before. The Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum in Naubinway and the St. Ignace Visitor’s Bureau are teaming up to host an...Show More Summary

KTA’s $3.7 Million Project to Raise Overpasses Advances

The Kansas City Star reports on the progress of a KTA’s $3.7 million project to raise the elevation of ten overpasses that cross Interstate 35. The structures date from 1956, and the authority hopes to attract more commercial truck traffic by increasing their clearance levels. Show More Summary

Fitch Ratings Says Outlook for U.S. Transportation Infrastructure is Stable, Despite Uncertainties

Fitch Ratings announced, “The outlook is stable for U.S. transportation infrastructure headed into next year, though the sector is not without its uncertainties, part of which stem from the new Presidential administration’s plans for...Show More Summary

RIDOT Seeking Proposals for Truck AET System

Associated Press reports, “Rhode Island transportation officials are moving forward on plans to install electronic tolls that will charge big-rig trucks for traveling along Interstate 95 and other highways. The Rhode Island Department...Show More Summary

A 10 Cents Per Ride Promotional for LBJ and NTE TEXpress Lanes

Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports, “If you have been avoiding the North Texas toll lanes because you believe they’re expensive, there is a way to try them out for pocket change. Motorists can pick a day in December to use the so-called...Show More Summary

Ohio River Bridges Authority Co-chair Stemler Earns Praise for Approving, Defending Tolls

News and Tribune (Jeffersonville, IN)  features a column profiling Kerry Stemler, co-chairman of the bi-state Ohio River Bridges authority. “Stemler not only helped approve tolls. He led their defense. His was the face routinely on the TV news. Show More Summary

WI Assembly Speaker Takes an Ambulance Ride to Drive Attn on Need for Transportation Funding

The Journal Times reports, “Assembly Speaker Robin Vos filmed an ambulance ride [link added] around Racine County to show the need for road repairs, as the debate over roads funding begins in earnest. Vos, R-Rochester, released the video...Show More Summary

Tappan Zee Bridge Project Clears New Milestones with $2.2 Billion Spent or Committed to Date

Times Herald-Record reports, “Construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge continues to pass milestones as the $3.9 billion project begins its fourth year. ‘“There’s a lot of good progress,’’’ said Jamey Barbas, the New York State Thruway...Show More Summary

Former Transportation Secretary LaHood and former PA Gov. Rendell Plug Infrastructure Investment and Tolling of Interstate Highways

The Hill publishes an op-ed by former U.S. Transportation secretary Ray LaHood and former PA Gov. Ed Rendell, who serve as co-chairs of Building America’s Future, urging President-elect Trump and congress to work on infrastructure investment. The...Show More Summary

PA’s New Toll Enforcement Legislation Takes Effect in 2017, Agency Pursuing Reciprocity Agreements

The Citizens’ Voice reports, “Chronic toll scofflaws on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will face new penalties under a state law taking effect next year. The law requires the Transportation Department to suspend the vehicle registration of...Show More Summary

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