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Germany to Start Bidding Process for Passenger Vehicle Highway Toll System

Handelsblatt (subscription required) reports, “It has been a long-time coming, but the transportation ministry is finally ready to open the bidding process for Germany’s controversial highway toll system for passenger vehicles. The European...Show More Summary

CT Democrats Press Ahead with Tolling as Part of State Budget

WSHU  reports that the leadership of Connecticut’s Democratic lawmakers “released a [revised budget proposal ] to balance the state’s next two-year budget,” and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz (D-Berlin) says the plan “paves the way for the reintroduction of highway tolls. Show More Summary

Teens’ “Daring Stunt” to Climb Golden Gate Bridge Sparks Security Changes (Along with Impressive Video)

KGO reports, “A daring stunt by two Milwaukee teenagers searching for some spring break fun has the Golden Gate Bridge Authority revamping [its] security measures. It happened last month, but the video showing them climbing up the main...Show More Summary

NPR: “For China’s ‘New Silk Road,’ Ambitious Goals and More Than A Few Challenges”

NPR reports, “Over the weekend, China pledged tens of billions of dollars in infrastructure financing and development aid, and elicited support from scores of countries to promote economic integration and free global trade through the...Show More Summary

As a Security Measure, Mackinac Bridge Will Close to Most Auto Traffic during Labor Day Bridge Walk

Michigan NPR reports, “The Mackinac Bridge will be closed to most vehicle traffic the morning of Labor Day. The bridge authority made that decision today. Their concern was the risk of a terrorist attack on the Labor Day bridge walk,...Show More Summary

RI Bill to Ban Left-Lane “Lollygagging” (and “Lallygagging”) Advances to Full House

Providence Journal reports, “Drivers ‘daydreaming in the passing lane’ — beware.  State Rep. Dennis Canario’s bill limiting travel in the left-hand lane for passing slower vehicles cleared the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday night...Show More Summary

Former WSDOT Secretary Floats “Soft Tolling” Concept (“Tolling as Soon as You Leave Your Driveway,” That Is)

KIRO reports, “As Western Washington continues to get bogged down in traffic, former state transportation secretary Doug MacDonald floated the idea of tolling you as soon as you leave your driveway. ‘I call it soft tolling,’ MacDonald said. Show More Summary

American Trucking Associations Study Looks at Cost of Congestion (NJ, PA and NY Cited in’s Report) reports, “Sitting in New Jersey traffic costs truckers $3 billion a year, the fifth-highest in the U.S., according to a trucking association report issued Tuesday [May 16]. The report by the American Trucking Associations’ research...Show More Summary

May 22 Hearing Will Address MTA Tolling at York Interchange reports, “The future direction of Maine’s highway tolling system will be on the docket May 22, when the Maine Department of Environmental Protection holds a hearing on the Maine Turnpike Authority’s plans to buildShow More Summary

I-77 Lane Closure That Went into Overtime Could Cost Contractor Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars

Fox 46 Charlotte reports, “A lane closure running overtime on Interstate-77 could cost the contractor hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to the Department of Transportation. This, after the NCDOT said there was a breakdown in...Show More Summary

Facebook Post Leads Some to Question Why Veterans Pay Tolls to Travel Florida Parkway Dedicated to . . . Veterans

WBBH reports, “It started with a Facebook post, and now people in the Cape Coral [area] are asking the same question: Why are veterans charged toll fees to go over the Midpoint Bridge and on the very parkway named for them?” [Link inserted.] The post Facebook Post Leads Some to Question Why Veterans Pay Tolls to Travel Florida Parkway Dedicated to... Show More Summary

Transurban Group Is Reportedly Searching for New Lenders as Company Eyes Acquisitions

Bloomberg posts a video report on Transurban Group’s search for new lenders, including Asian investors, “as it seeks funding for potential acquisitions in North America and [Australia].” The post Transurban Group Is Reportedly Searching for New Lenders as Company Eyes Acquisitions appeared first on Toll Roads News.

VDOT’s Layne and OTA’s Gatz Testify on P3s Today before US Senate Committee

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne will be one of the panelists testifying today before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. He will discuss the state’s “experience with public-private partnerships as the Trump administration looks to jump-start infrastructure spending. Show More Summary

RI Lawmakers Will Consider Bill to Ban “Lallygagging” in the Left-Most Lane

Associated Press reports, “Rhode Island lawmakers are considering a bill [H 5398] that would ban highway drivers from lingering in the leftmost lane unless they’re passing another vehicle. The House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to...Show More Summary

Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority Starts Reopening of Peace Bridge Lane

WIVB reports that by the end of this week, “all three lanes of the Peace Bridge will be open for the Summer season. The Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority started the process of reopening the third lane [yesterday, May 15]. Show More Summary

TV Station Hammers HCTRA and “Secretive” Court over Toll Violation Collections Process

KPRC reports, “Expired credit cards have thousands of Houstonians stuck with big bills after being caught unexpectedly in the cross hairs of the Harris County Toll Road Authority. [KPRC] Consumer expert Amy Davis discovered many drivers...Show More Summary

Controversy Mars Selection of Contractor for Miami “Signature Bridge” Project, an $800 Million P3

Curbed Miami reports, “After years of chatter, the design for a state-funded ‘signature bridge’ at Miami’s core has been chosen,” however there is controversy surrounding the vendor selection process. According to Curbed, on May 12,Show More Summary

RITBA Pell Bridge Project Delayed Due to Weather

WPRI  reports, “A significant, multi-phase project, set to get underway on the Newport Pell Bridge, has been delayed because of weather. The work was scheduled to begin [yesterday morning, May 15], with traffic being limited to one lane in each direction on the Newport side. Show More Summary

CA Lawmaker Presses His Case against a $3.2 Billion Tunnel to Close the 710 Freeway Extension Gap

Pasadena Now reports, “Following an unsuccessful legislative effort to prohibit building a tunnel to close the 6.2-mile gap of the 710 Freeway Extension between the 10 and 210 freeways, Assemblymember Chris Holden now has set his sights on convincing the [LA Metro Board] to officially no longer consider the tunnel as a viable alternative. Show More Summary

One MP Dubs Trudeau Government’s Controversial Infrastructure Bank Proposal a “Reverse Robin Hood Scheme”

Toronto Sun columnist Tom Parkin writes, “A barrage of criticism from think-tanks, economists and opposition MPs is tearing into a Liberal plan for a private Infrastructure Bank — but the Trudeau government is fast-tracking what NDPShow More Summary

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