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PANYNJ Awards Kapsch a Replacement Toll Collection System Contract Worth Up to $157 Million

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PA Lawmakers Consider Ways to Help Turnpike with PennDOT Payments, Debt

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Investigation into Mysterious Florida Turnpike Deaths Continues

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RI Tollbooth Worker

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Customer Perspective on ETC

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Mid-Bay Bridge Authority

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The Crime Beat (New Wrinkle: Fake Transponders!)

WJLA-TV News (Washington) reports, “Some creative criminals have come up with a new way to cheat you out of your money — by stealing your [E-ZPass transponder] and replacing it with a fake one.” The article spotlights a Laurel, MD, contracting company that lost $52,000 as a result of the scam, which is under police investigation.

Alachua County Commission Candidates Agree: No Dice on FDOT Toll Road Proposal

The Gainesville Sun reports on an Alachua County Commission candidates’ forum at which all four candidates agreed that “a proposal by the Florida Department of Transportation to construct a toll road through the western part of the county to alleviate I-75 congestion is a bad idea.”

Auditor General Says PA Pike is Right: Debt Is Unsustainable

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “State Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Wednesday [July 20] he concurs with the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s concerns about the amount of debt the agency is carrying and the need for financial relief.” The report adds, ‘“I know for a fact they can’t keep raising tolls or borrowing money because people will quit […]

Employers Press Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (FL) for Commuter Discount

WEAR-TV News reports that the Mid-Bay Bridge Authority board is hearing more complaints about toll rates from employers in Destin, FL. They say the cost of commuting makes it difficult to fill available jobs. One employer told the board, “We have no employees. I’m putting in the job of 3 to 4 people. I’m getting exhausted.” A […]

TxDOT’s SH 249 Extension Spurs Lawsuit Threat by Property Owners

The Texas Tribune reports that some rural property owners in Grimes County are threatening to sue TxDOT over the routing of a segment of the SH 249 extension, a proposed toll road. The department has rejected the route it originally favored and is now considering two others. An official tells the newspaper, “The fact that we’ve had […]

Locals Object to Delay in Adding Lane to Bay Area Bridge

Twin Cities Times (Marin County, CA) reports, “While Caltrans and other transportation officials congratulated themselves while unveiling a plan that would open a third lane on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge by the end of 2017, some” — including a state assemblyman from Marin — “are wondering why it will take so long.”

NJ Funding Stalemate Continues as Senate Considers Christie Counteroffer

NJ.com reports, “After calling the Senate president’s proposal to end a stalemate over funding for [infrastructure] construction projects ‘ridiculous’ earlier this week, Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday [July 21] delivered a counteroffer. Show More Summary

Tesla Incidents Won’t Turn Federal Regulators against “Self-Driving Car” Technology

Politico reports, “Federal regulators aren’t letting recent controversy around Tesla’s semi-autonomous vehicle technology deter them from embracing self-driving cars as part of the future of safety on the nation’s roads. NHTSA Administrator Mark Rosekind acknowledged ‘the elephant in the room’ during a speech [on July 20]... by vowing that ‘no one incident’ would […]

Treasure Island to Hire Consultant to Develop Tolling Plan

Tampa Bay Times reports that the city commissioners of Treasure Island, Pinellas County, recently voted to “pursue hiring a consultant to come up with a financial plan for tolling.” The city is considering reintroducing toll collection on the Treasure Island Causeway. 

Bertha’s Breakdown Results in $223 Million in Cost Overruns

The Seattle Times reports, “Tunnel-machine Bertha’s two-year breakdown will cost Washington state an estimated $223 million in cost overruns, and delay the Highway 99 tunnel grand opening even more — now until early 2019, lawmakers were told [on July 21].” WSDOT officials said they do not yet have a plan for covering the losses, but the state and […]

Daily News Brief, July 22, 2016

For North Texas, a Toll Road Penalty? Bertha's Breakdown Results in $223 Million in Cost Overruns Roughly 500 RiverLink Accounts Opened on Day One Treasure Island to Hire Consultant to Develop Tolling...

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