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Opponents of IL Tollway’s Route 53 Extension Push for Study of Potential Health Impacts

Daily Herald reports, “Opponents of a proposed Route 53 extension into Lake County are seeking support for a study to determine potential health impacts of the highway. Representatives of Livable Lake County in association with the Sierra...Show More Summary

A First for the U.S.: A Toll Road with Tolled Express Lanes. Florida Pike Provides Details on Expansion Project and addition of Express Lanes

Palm Beach Post reports, “An additional toll on a toll road? Yes it’ll be a first in the United States and it’s coming to Palm Beach County. Residents in southern Palm Beach County learned the details Monday night of the expansion of...Show More Summary

TX 249 Tollway Project Has Its Fans, but Questions over Funding, Tolls Persist

Houston Chronicle provides an overview of the Texas 249 tollway project. “While most agree the project is needed, questions surrounding who should fund the project and whether it should be tolled continue to dominate the issue.” The post TX 249 Tollway Project Has Its Fans, but Questions over Funding, Tolls Persist appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Businessman, Environmentalist Make Case for Congestion Pricing in Portland

The Oregonian publishes a guest column co-authored by a business man (a pro soccer team owner) and a member of The Nature Conservancy’s Oregon Board of Trustees, who write, “Building more roads alone won’t solve our traffic problem. But putting a price on using road during peak hours of the day will.... Show More Summary

Trump Proposal for $1 Trillion in Infrastructure Spending Sparks Rush into “Highly Specialized Investment Niche”

“National Real Estate Investor” reports, “President Trump’s campaign promise to leverage private capital to spur $1 trillion in new infrastructure spending over the next decade is thrusting this highly specialized investment niche into the spotlight. Show More Summary

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority Chair Accused of Partisan Attacks That Violate Requirement He Remain, Well, Non-Partisan

The Globe and Mail reports, “The chair of a federal Crown corporation overseeing construction of the new $4.8-billion [Gordie Howe] bridge between Windsor and Detroit has used social media to level disparaging comments at Donald Trump...Show More Summary

NTTA Begins Construction on George Bush Turnpike Widening Project

Community Impact Newspaper reports, “Construction on President George Bush Turnpike is expected to begin as early as June 19, and will last into late 2018. The construction will span from US 75 to SH 78 and will add an additional lane...Show More Summary

Cal State Professor Makes Case for Tolling Existing Interstate Highways

The Fiscal Times publishes an op-ed by Robert Krol, an economics professor at California State University, Northridge, who writes, “The president was elected in part because he convinced voters he was a dealmaker who could get things done in Washington. Show More Summary

Eastbound Bay Bridge Lanes Closed for Five Hours after Officer-Involved Shooting

KGO reports that the eastbound lanes of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge were closed for about five hours on Sunday, June 18, for an officer-involved shooting investigation. According to the highway patrol, “officers were investigating...Show More Summary

Gantry Vandalism, Lost Toll Revenue on Ireland’s M50 Could Cost Government as Much as (US)$560,000

The Irish Times reports, “The vandalism of the M50 toll gantry last weekend could cost [Ireland’s government] up to €500,000 [approximately US$560,000].... [A] man climbed on to the gantry over the northbound lanes and smashed cameras...Show More Summary

Texas Lawmakers Step Up with $32 Million to Ease Commercial Traffic at Two International Bridges in El Paso

El Paso Inc. reports, “The $32 million recently approved by the Texas Legislature to ease commercial traffic at two international bridges in El Paso is the state’s biggest contribution to address the problem in decades. The funding is...Show More Summary

WV Bill Awaiting Governor’s Signature Allows Turnpike to Retain Independent Status and Collect Tolls

Charleston Gazette-Mail reports, “After years of uncertainty, Parkways Authority employees have reason to believe their jobs will continue beyond 2019, with the passage late Friday [June 16] of legislation to expand the authority’s ability...Show More Summary

CT Construction Industry Association Exec Calls Tolling a “Very Viable” Option

The Connecticut Mirror interviews an “ardent” transportation advocate, Don Shubert, executive director of the Connecticut Construction Industry Association, about financing of the state’s transportation infrastructure renewal program...Show More Summary

Researchers Report Advance in Technology for Charging Electric Cars on the Move

CBS News reports, “What if electric cars could recharge while speeding along the highway — freeing drivers to go greater and greater distances without having to stop and plug in? Researchers are working on it. A team from Stanford University reported their latest advance in a research paper published [June 15] in the journal Nature. Show More Summary

Illinois Tollway and Canadian Railroad Are Back at Negotiating Table over ROW for Airport Access Road

Crain’s Chicago Business reports, “With a nudge from a key federal agency, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Illinois Tollway have quietly resumed negotiations over a dispute that threatens to scuttle construction of a long-planned western access road to O’Hare International Airport. Show More Summary

NY Times Advises Trump: Beware the “Rest of the Planet’s” Infrastructure Privatization Missteps

The New York Times reports, “The rest of the planet bears a warning for President Trump’s plan to lean heavily on private business in conjuring a trillion dollars’ worth of American infrastructure: Handing profit-making companies responsibility...Show More Summary

SRTA’s I-75 South Metro Express Lanes Record 610,000 Trips

Marietta Daily Journal reports, “The State Road and Tollway Authority announced that the total number of trips on the I-75 South Metro Express Lanes has surpassed half a million trips.  From the opening of the lanes on Jan. 28 through May 31, SRTA recorded over 610,000 total trips in the Express Lanes. Show More Summary

ITR Toll Hike and Construction Are Driving Traffic to I-20

WSBT reports, “It has been just three weeks since the E-ZPass rate hike on the Indiana Toll Road went into effect. But drivers, businesses owners and police officers who travel U.S. 20 are already noticing a boost in traffic. Within just the last few weeks officers are spotting more out-of-state plates. Show More Summary

The Indianapolis Star Probes “Mike Pence’s Infrastructure Mess: What Went Wrong with I-69?”

The Indianapolis Star reports, “At first, it sounded like a good idea: Indiana would use a public-private partnership to extend I-69 from Bloomington to Martinsville.... But the project is two years behind schedule. The prolonged construction has increased traffic accidents and lengthened commute times. Show More Summary

WV Lawmakers Send Transportation Funding and Turnpike Bills to Governor Justice

MetroNews reports that Governor Jim Justice, who believes “roads are everything,” has two new construction and maintenance laws on his desk for signature. “On Friday, Day 20 of a Special Session, the Legislature finalized work on SBShow More Summary

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