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New VA HOT Lane Tolls will a Fraction of I-66 Estimates

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Congresswoman Goes to Bat for IL Tollway in Land Fight with Canadian Pacific Railroad

Daily Herald reports, “Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth has asked federal regulators to intervene on behalf of the Illinois Tollway in a standoff with the Canadian Pacific Railroad over land for a western bypass road to O’Hare International...Show More Summary

AET System on a New Card Sound Bridge (Florida Keys) to Force Toll Hike

Florida Keys News reports, “A new automated toll system likely to be installed at the Card Sound Bridge would reduce traffic slowdowns but probably would lead to increases in the current $1 toll for cars.” The report adds that the revenue...Show More Summary

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Link to KFI

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Link to Kessler Freedman

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Hawaii Considering Road Usage Charge Program

Hawaii Tribune Herald reports, “The state might do away with gas taxes and replace them with a road use charge, depending on the results of a proposed statewide trial program. The state Department of Transportation is weighing the change,...Show More Summary

THEA’s Connected Vehicle Pilot Advances

ITS International reports, “The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot Deployment Program in the US is reaching its first major milestone and entering a new phase of development, bringing Tampa a step closer to the future of transportation. Show More Summary

IL Tollway Board is “Facing Scrunity” by Lawmakers over Treatment of Minority Contractor

Daily Herald reports, “The Illinois tollway is facing scrutiny by lawmakers who chided directors Thursday for what they consider to be discriminatory treatment of a minority contractor.” Two lawmakers came to a Tollway hearing yesterday and “State Rep. Show More Summary

IL Tollway Reaches $96 Million Deal for Land for a Western Bypass around O’Hare but Project Remains in Jeopardy

Daily Herald reports, “One obstacle to a western bypass around O’Hare fell Thursday as Illinois tollway directors approved a deal with Chicago to buy airport property, but another issue looms. The tollway will pay $96 million for land...Show More Summary

Opponents Gearing up to Battle TX Turnpike Corp’s 105 Toll Road Proposal

The Texas Examiner reports, “Approximately 30 people representing a variety of organizations and interests, all united in their opposition to a proposed 105 Toll Road, met in Beaumont on Sept. 14 to discuss the current status of theShow More Summary

Uncollected Tolls on NY Thruway Spike

The Journal News reports, “Uncollected tolls on the New York State Thruway spiked at its 58 toll plazas over the past five years — even as the superhighway shifts slowly to a cashless toll system that critics fear will lead to more lost...Show More Summary

In the Public Interest Takes a Run at the SH 130 Bankruptcy

The Huffington Post publishes an essay by Donald Cohen, Executive Director, In the Public Interest, who takes a hard look at P3s and the bankruptcy of TX State Highway 130, “the fastest road in America.” Cohen writes, “… recent newsShow More Summary

RI Progressive Democrats Push to Reopen Truck Toll Plan, 6-10 Connector Plan at Issue

Providence Journal publishes an op-ed by Sam Bell, state coordinator of the Rhode Island Progressive Democrats, who contends, “When the General Assembly approved RhodeWorks, it was on the understanding that the 6-10 would not be rebuilt as is. Show More Summary

CFX in Market for New Board Chair as Cadwell Loses Primary Battle for County Commissioner

Orlando Sentinel reports, “Welton Cadwell said he intended to establish trust as chairman of the region’s toll road agency after it was roiled by controversy in 2014. But soon he will be giving up his seat and chairmanship on the Central...Show More Summary

Moody’s Reort on NJ Pike Gains Traction

Asbury Park Press follows Moody’s Investors Service’s recent report on the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, reporting “According a Sept. 14 report by Moody’s Investors Service, political interference and toll-wary drivers could put the...Show More Summary

Lawmakers Consider Re-opening Bridgegate Probe, Questioning Gov. Christie Under Oath

NJ.com reports, “Dormant for months in deference to the federal investigation into Bridgegate, the Legislature’s Joint Select Committee on Investigations may be reconvened in order to get answers directly from Gov. Chris Christie about what the governor knew and when he knew it. Assemblyman John S. Show More Summary

NJ Democrats “Are Not Ruling Out” Impeachent Proceedings Against Gov. Christie

Asbury Park Press reports, “Ranking Democratic state lawmakers are not ruling out impeachment proceedings against Republican Gov. Chris Christie, who federal prosecutors say knew about the 2013 scheme to close George Washington Bridge...Show More Summary

Reason Foundation Says NJ is Dead Last in ROI on Road Spending

NJ.com reports, “New Jersey ranked last in the nation again in return of investment on road spending, coughing up a staggering $2.18 million per mile to rebuild and maintain roads and bridges, according to the latest Reason Foundation...Show More Summary

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