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MWAA Raises Pay for Dulles Toll Road Workers, will Require Vendors to Pay Contract Workers $11.55 per Hour

The Washington Post reports, “The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority’s board voted [on April 19] to require companies that do business at the airports to pay contract workers a base hourly wage of $11.55 starting in January.... Show More Summary

Indiana Lawmakers Have no Deal on Road Funding as Adjournment Looms

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports, “The Indiana House and Senate have yet to agree on a final road funding package or two-year state budget, putting in doubt Friday’s planned adjournment of the 2017 General Assembly. The post Indiana Lawmakers Have no Deal on Road Funding as Adjournment Looms appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Mackinac Bridge Authority Plans Rescue Training Exercise

Associated Press reports, “Rescue training is taking place with local emergency services agencies in preparation for a painting project on the Mackinac Bridge’s north tower. The Mackinac Bridge Authority says the training is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Show More Summary

Will IL Tollway’s Route 53 Project Every Break Ground?

News-Sun (Courtesy of the Chicago Tribune) takes a run at the, writing, “But even without taking sides, it’s fair to say that momentum on the Route 53 project — to use a generic name for what would actually be a Route 53 extension from...Show More Summary

Details on HCTRA’s “All Inclusive” Tomball Tollway Extension Project

Community Impact Newspapers provides an update on the Harris County Toll Road Authority’s Tomball Tollway extension, the tolled portion of Hwy. 249, noting that, “According to HCTRA, Phase 2 of the tollway project seeks to reduce travel time for commuters between Harris and Montgomery counties as well as reduce traffic on the Hwy. Show More Summary

Atlantia SpA Exploring a Deal with Abertis

Bloomberg reports that Atlantia SpA is exploring a deal with its  Spanish rival, Abertis Infraestructuras SA, as it “looks for ways to cut reliance on its Italian home market.” Atlantia “expressed a ‘very preliminary and generic interest’...Show More Summary

March Traffic, Revenue Up at International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie

Northern Ontario Business reports, “International Bridge Administration (IBA) has announced that one-way traffic crossings of the International Bridge at Sault Ste. Marie totaled 101,945 for the month of March 2017. This represents a decrease of 4.8 per cent... Show More Summary

Antique Tractors to Vintage Snowmobiles: The Second Annual Jeep the Mac Parade across Mackinac Bridge

Lansing State Journal reports on preparations for the second annual Jeep the Mac parade across the Mackinac Bridge. “There are at least 17 special crossings planned on the five-mile [bridge] this year. Besides the annual Labor Day Walk,...Show More Summary

Maryland DOT Outlines $105 Plan to Reduce I-270 Congestion

“Bethesda Magazine” reports, “Additional lanes, reconfigured ramps and new technology are among the proposed improvements in the state Department of Transportation $105 million plan to reduce traffic congestion on I-270. The department...Show More Summary

Federal Court Issues TRO that Stops Construction on Kane County (IL) Longmeadow Project (Bumblee Species at Risk)

The Courier-News (via Chicago Tribune) reports that a federal court issued a temporary restraining order against the Kane County Department of Transportation on April 17 that temporarily stopped construction of the latest phase of the Longmeadow Parkway highway and toll bridge project. Show More Summary

Maine Pike Sticks to its Guns in Fight Over Toll Plaza, Cash Toll Collection reports, “The Maine Turnpike Authority turned up the heat on the town and citizens’ group Think Again in recent testimony submitted to the Maine Department of Environmental Protection over the York toll plaza. In fact,...Show More Summary

I-4 Project’s $300,000 “Artistic Signage” Towers Raise Some Eyebrows

Orlando Sentinel reports, “As the mega-rebirth of Interstate 4 unfolds, 90-foot towers costing about $300,000 each are being built as artistic signage showing drivers where they can hop directly onto the interstate’s new toll lanes.Show More Summary

Unpaid Tolls, Fines Mount in Texas

KTBC reports, “According to TXDOT records, 2016 ended with $41.7 million in unpaid tolls and fines on the books.  So far this year, the tab has reached $12.5 million with a combined total of $54 million.” The post Unpaid Tolls, Fines Mount in Texas appeared first on Toll Roads News.

CT House Speaker and Governor Differ on Odds that Tolling is a Given

WTNH reports that Connecticut House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz is sticking to his prediction that “electronic tolls could be on Connecticut highways within 18 months,” and he says an AET bill will get a vote in May, “but the Governor and...Show More Summary

CDOT Wins Challenge to $1.2 Billion I-70 Expansion but Opponents Aren’t Done Yet

The Denver Post reports, “Dozens of committed activists and other opponents of the $1.2 billion expansion of Interstate 70 through northeast Denver lost a big challenge against the project last week, but don’t count them out — not yet. Show More Summary

Tolling Tops List of Issues in BC Election

CBC News reports that the battle over metro Vancouver tolls and toll bridges is currently the major issue in the British Columbia provincial election campaign. The post Tolling Tops List of Issues in BC Election appeared first on Toll Roads News.

NET RMA Grapples with Safety Concerns on Toll 49

KLTV reports, “Many say they won’t drive on [Toll 49] because of safety concerns.  13 people have died on the road since it opened in 2013. NET RMA, the company that manages Toll 49 in Smith County, has seen a drop in revenue and traffic in recent months. Show More Summary

TX Toll Critics Make Case Against P3s

CBS Austin reports, “On Monday critics of toll roads came to Austin to try and get rid of the tolls or at least keep toll roads from getting worse. And what do these folks think would make the toll roads worse? A group called TexansShow More Summary

WA State Lawmakers Approve Bill to Re-start I-5 Bridge Planning Process

Vancouver SW Washington Business Journal reports, “The Washington state Legislature has approved a bill to re-start the planning process for a new Interstate 5 Bridge. On Monday, the Senate followed the House’s lead by voting 44-4 to pass Substitute Senate Bill 5806. Show More Summary

Local Chamber, Officials Back Resolution to Maintain Tolling on WV Pike

Beckley Register-Herald reports, “At the request of a Beckley-Raleigh County Chamber of Commerce representative, Beckley Common Council has submitted a resolution to the West Virginia Legislature, asking state lawmakers to continue toll...Show More Summary

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