Blog Profile / Toll Roads News

Filed Under:Industries / Transportation
Posts on Regator:3717
Posts / Week:8
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Bestpass Processing RiverLink Accounts

Bestpass announces that the company has already processed more than $140,000 in Ohio River Bridges tolls during RiverLink’s first 15 days of toll operations. The release adds, “Our early volume … indicates that we are serving a real need for our customers,” said John Andrews, president and CEO of Bestpass. Show More Summary

President-elect Trump Polling at Historic Low but Tolling to Pay for Infrastructure Polls Worse

ABC News reports, “Donald Trump enters office as the most unpopular of at least the last seven newly elected presidents, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds.” The report adds that, in terms of policy goals, “Opposition peaks, at...Show More Summary

Credit Suisse Says Transurban Will Need to Raise $1 Billion in New Equity

The Sydney Morning Herald reports, “Toll road giant Transurban could need to tap investors for $1 billion in fresh equity as it juggles new tollroad projects in Victoria, NSW and the US. That at least is the view of investment bank Credit Suisse. Show More Summary

FHWA and FDOT Will Evaluate New Express Lane Alternatives for Tampa Interstates Project

Today’s Federal Register contains a notice that the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT intend to prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/Section 4(f) Evaluation “to evaluate new significant environmental impacts” from, and proposed modifications to the Tampa Interstate Study highway project, the subject of a 1996 FEIS. Show More Summary

PANYNJ’s Push for Tougher Toll Enforcement Gains More Coverage

The Press of Atlantic City, catching up with other outlets, reports, “Port Authority officials will ask New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission to suspend the registration privilege of chronic toll violators, similar to what is now done...Show More Summary

For Tesla Owners, Speed Limits are Merely a Suggestion

The Guardian reports, “Tesla owners will be able to ask the robot that drives their car to break the speed limit, again, following a software update pushed out to users over the weekend.” On another self-driving front … Business Insider...Show More Summary

Former NJ Treasurer Hits PANYNJ Police, calls for Agency to Disband the Department posts an op-ed by former New Jersey State Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, who contends that its time that the PANYNJ consider disbanding its police force. Sidamon-Eristoff calls for an independent study to determine the “feasibilityShow More Summary

Brooklyn Residents Same Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Toll Break that Staten Islanders Now Enjoy

Brooklyn Paper reports that some Brooklynites are demanding that Governor Andrew Cuomo back the same Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll discounts that Staten Islanders are now enjoying. The governor recently proposed making the toll discount...Show More Summary

NY Thruway to Add Chip Readers to Gas Pumps

WRGB reports that the NY Thruway will be installing chip readers at gas pumps across the system this week. The report adds, “The Acting Executive Director for the New York State Thruway Authority, Bill Finch, says they hope to protect drivers against this fraud with the new upgrades.” The post NY Thruway to Add Chip Readers to Gas Pumps appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Arkansas Officials Push VMT/RUC Pilot

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department Director Scott Bennett is backing a proposal “to increase the annual registration fee for electric vehicles to a level equal to what gasoline-powered...Show More Summary

TxDOT’s $4 Billion Mobility35 Program Advances

Community Impact Newspaper provides a status update on highway construction in metro Austin. Among other projects, the article looks at TxDOT’s $4 billion Mobility35 program, SH 71 Express (scheduled for completion in the spring), and CTRMA’s MoPac express lanes. The post TxDOT’s $4 Billion Mobility35 Program Advances appeared first on Toll Roads News.

IDOT’s Plan to Charge Tolls on New Eisenhower Expressway Lanes Bombs with One Paper’s Readers

Daily Herald, reports, “Readers cheered a plan to add another lane to fix the Eisenhower Expressway’s infamous three-lane bottleneck but booed levying a toll on vehicles occupied by one or two people.” The Illinois Department of Transportation...Show More Summary

PA Pike Part of Moody’s National Settlement over Bond-rating Claims

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office will distribute $19.4 million to the state treasury, two retirement funds and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission as the result of Moody’s Investors Service...Show More Summary

PANYNJ Capital Plan Draws Editorial Fire

The Star-Ledger editorial board note that PANYNJ will present a draft of its “$32 billion wish list of big-ticket projects” to the New Jersey Senate’s Legislative Oversight Committee today, January 17. “[T]he first lawmaker to spot the silly spending hidden beneath the exigent needs will earn our eternal gratitude,” they write. Show More Summary

Hybrid Car Owners Push for Extension of Law that Provides Exemption for I-66 HOV Lanes

WTOP reports, “Commuters hoping to continue receiving the financial and time-saving benefit of owning a hybrid car in Virginia are trying to rally support for new legislation that would extend the clean fuel vehicle [CFV] exemption through...Show More Summary

India Pursuing New Cashless Toll Technologies

Livemint reports that India’s government “is in talks with technology providers to encourage the adoption of new cashless technologies such as contactless payments that use sound waves and near-field communication. ‘We are looking at...Show More Summary

As Verrazano-Narrows Moves to Cashless Tolling, Some Motorists Looking for Answers reports, “While construction began last week at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to make the transition from toll booths to cashless tolling, many Staten Island motorists are wondering what the new system will entail when it debuts...Show More Summary

RiverLink Traffic Increased Slightly in the Second Week of Operations

This content is for TRN Subscribers Only. Not a Subscriber? Subscribe today to get immediate access! Username or E-mail Password Remember Me     Reset Password The post RiverLink Traffic Increased Slightly in the Second Week of Operations appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Indiana Has Several Options for Expanding Highway Tolling

The Journal Gazette reports that a tolling expansion is “so far flying under the radar” even though influential Indiana lawmakers openly endorse it as the way to close highway budget gaps created by declining gas tax revenues. According...Show More Summary

Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority Forecasts No Traffic Growth in 2017, Readies to Rebid Painting Contract

Sault Star reports, “International Bridge traffic volume isn’t expected to be much different in the new year than it was in 2016. Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority is anticipating 1.43 million crossings between the Twin Saults in 2017. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC