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Mass Pike AET Goes Live Friday but Congestion Won’t Improve Until Toll Plazas Are Down

The Boston Globe reports, “Before Massachusetts drivers can cruise through the new all-electronic-tolling gantries at highway speeds, congestion will temporarily get much worse, state officials warned. All-electronic-tolling goes live on the Massachusetts Turnpike Friday evening. Show More Summary

Tulsa World Columnist Makes the Case for AET

Tulsa World columnist Michael Overall makes the case for all-electronic tolling, and notes that the Oklahome Turnpine Authority (OTA) is testing a new AET system on the Creek Turnpike in Jenksin January. Overall writes, “… with the idea...Show More Summary

PA Pike Chair Makes Case for Enforcement Legislation

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publishes an op-ed by Sean Logan, chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, who writes, “Unfortunately, a very small minority of our customers simply do not believe they should pay their share — or any share at all. Show More Summary

Self-driving Technology will be a Boon for Motorcycle Sales

Bloomberg reports, “Self-driving technology promises to transform the auto industry as we know it. It may also change the business of selling motorcycles – but in a very different way. It all comes down to safety, according to Karl Viktor Schaller, head of development at BMW Motorrad. Show More Summary

VA Columnist Rips HOT/HOV Lanes and the “Trickle-down Theory of Traffic”

The Virginian-Pilot columnist Kerry Doughtery takes on VDOT’s decision to convert Hampton Roads HOV lanes to HOT lanes, writing that, “Our highways were built with tax dollars. Much of it from the gas tax. The construction worker filling...Show More Summary

Gov. McAuliffe ti Announce Plan to “Ease Toll Burdens on Downtown and Midtown Tunnels

WTKR News reports, “Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe will be in Hampton Roads Monday to announce a plan to ease toll burdens on the Downtown and Midtown tunnels.” The report adds, “According to the Virginia Department of Transportation,...Show More Summary

CT Paper Eulogizes the Death of Plans to Finish Route 11 (Potential Toll Cited.)

The Day editorial board laments, “It is with deep regret that we note the passing of the long-debated, but ultimately unrealized plan to finish Route 11 and provide a better transportation link between this region and the Greater Hartford...Show More Summary

The Crime Beat: Teen Takes Police on 110-mph Chase on the ITR

WSBT News reports, “South Bend police took into custody a 16-year-old Saturday after the minor led Indiana State Police on a 110-mph chase down the Indiana Toll Road. The teen had been reported missing and was driving a stolen vehicle form Illinois.” The post The Crime Beat: Teen Takes Police on 110-mph Chase on the ITR appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Local Officials Eye Pensacola Beach Congestion Fixes (AET at Bob Sikes Bridge Cited.)

Pensacola News Journal reports that local officials are a handful of potential fixes to Pensacola Beach access traffic congestion, including AET at the Bob Sikes Bridge. The Escambia County Board of County Commissioners will presentShow More Summary

Bridgegate: Former Christie Aide Expected to Return to the Stand Today

The New York Times reports that Bridget Kelly, Governor Chris Christie’s former deputy chief of staff, began testifying on her own behalf on Friday, October 21, and told jurors that David Wildstein wanted to close some local access lanes to see if that would improve traffic flow across the George Washington toll bridge. Show More Summary

MoPac Express Lane without a Toll Sign – by Design – Confuses Some Motorists

Austin American-Statesman reports that a MoPac Express lane entry ramp doesn’t display the prevailing toll rate, which means that “…those unfortunate folks who enter MoPac from the Far West Boulevard ramp and want to take the southbound express lane” have to guess the toll rate. Show More Summary

The $190 Million Houbolt Road Bridge P3 Advances

The Herald-News reports, “The Houbolt Road bridge project advanced last week as Joliet signed off on an agreement that sets the terms on how the public-private venture will work. Joliet gets $2.1 million from the state to begin hiring...Show More Summary

The Good News: WI Tolls Could Help Close $1 Billion Gap. Bad News: The Feds….

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, “Toll roads could help close Wisconsin’s nearly $1 billion gap on transportation funding over the next two years but there’s a catch — the federal government would need to approve their use on existing...Show More Summary

Ohio Pike Crews Gearing up for Winter (and an Open House)

The Chronicle-Telegram looks at the winter prep work at the Ohio Turnpike, reporting “… the toll road’s veteran drivers, mechanics and other personnel are again gearing up to have their fleet of snow plow trucks and equipment at theShow More Summary

The Dingmans Ferry Bridge a sign of Reminder of a “Slower, Stranger and Kinder” America

The Record profiles the Dingmans Ferry Bridge, one of the country’s 13 private toll bridges, reporting “As the Bridgegate trial reaches its climax, and hundreds of thousands of motorists waste hours each day battling to get onto the George Washington Bridge, the little crossing at Dingmans Ferry... Show More Summary

Hampton Roads Planners Approve Expansion of Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel

Associated Press reports that the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization voted unanimously Thursday to expand “the congestion-plagued Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel.” The report adds, “The expansion is the cheapest and smallest of four proposals under consideration. Show More Summary

A Look at Winners and Losers in Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion

The Virginian-Pilot transportation writer Jordan Pascale reports, “An unexpected 17-0 vote to expand the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel was the most weighty vote I’ve covered in my year at The Pilot. It may be the weightiest transportation...Show More Summary

A Proposal for Safely Implementing Autonomous Trucking: Give Trucks Separated Highway Toll Lanes posts a contributed article in which the authors warn, “Prematurely accelerating the implementation of fully autonomous trucking (no driver in the cab) seems like an idea that could be fraught with risk.... There is growing...Show More Summary

ITR Looking for Seasonal Workers, Offers $1000 Bonus

WIMS News reports, “ITR Concession Co., the operator of the Indiana Toll Road, announces it is seeking applicants in locations across the Toll Road for seasonal equipment operators to work during the winter months.” The jobs pay $15Show More Summary

A Valentine Peach Pass? Henry County’s I-75 Express Lanes Project to Open February, 2017.

Marietta Daily Journal reports, “Peach Passes may make good Valentine’s Day gifts since Henry County’s I-75 express lanes project is due for a February finish. Construction began October 2014 on two reversible lanes between 12 miles of existing roadway between Ga. Show More Summary

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