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IL Gov. Rauner Backs Tollway over Canadian Pacific in O’Hare Access Dispute

Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has U.S. Surface Transportation Board “to rule in favor of the tollway in its suit against the Canadian Pacific Railway, which has refused to make property it owns...Show More Summary

IL Tollway to Replace Last “Iconic” Coin Buckets with Touch Screens that Process, Cash, Coins and Credit Cards

Daily Herald reports, “The Illinois tollway is introducing an innovation 1990s drivers digging frantically for change would have cheered. Agency leaders approved a contract Thursday to replace the iconic buckets at toll booths with updated...Show More Summary

Macquarie Atlas Seeks “Equity Injection”

The Australian Financial Review “Toll road owner Macquarie Atlas Roads Group is seeking an equity injection via an institutional placement to fund managers. Fund managers expect an offer worth $185 million at $4.85 a share, and wereShow More Summary

WSDOT Envisions 40-mile Corridor of Dynamic Tolling Lanes in Puget Sound

Lens reports, “As the central Puget Sound regional population grows in the coming decades, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) envisions a 40-mile long corridor of dynamic tolling lanes on the Eastside to manage...Show More Summary

TxDOT Says Portion of I-35 West Project is Substantially Complete

Fort Worth Star-Telegram  reports that a “3.6-mile portion of [I-35 West] from Loop 820 north to just past the U.S. 287 ‘Decatur cutoff’ is now ‘substantially complete,’ according to a Texas Department of Transportation spokesman.” He...Show More Summary

Australian Pension fund IFM Chasing International Toll Roads

The Australian reports, “Australian pension fund IFM is believed to be in hot pursuit of international toll roads after it emerged it made a last-minute approach to the lenders of Macquarie’s M6 toll road in Britain to buy the assetShow More Summary

Key Players in Elizabeth River Crossings Deal with VDOT Open Up on Concession Deal

WAVY reports that key players behind the concession agreement between the State of Virginia and Elizabeth River Crossings agreed to be interviewed by WAVY and provide insight into the “controversial deal.” Sample quote: “Critics argue...Show More Summary

Chair of CT Transportation Committee Backs Tolling

Fairfield County Business Journal reports, “Bringing tolls back to Connecticut highways may not inspire hosannas from residents, but state Rep. Tony Guerrera thinks it’s an idea whose time has come.’ The benefit is bringing more revenue...Show More Summary

Port Mann Bridge (BC) is “Still Bleeding Money”

NEWS 1130 reports, “The Port Mann Bridge is still bleeding money, even though government expectations had the toll crossing in the black by this year. The bridge is expected to lose $90 million this year and $172 million over the next...Show More Summary

PA PIke Chair Logan Resigns, Takes Post at PA Gaming Control Board

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Chairman Sean Logan resigned Thursday and immediately was appointed to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.” The report adds, “Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to nominate a new turnpike commissioner in the next few weeks who must be approved by a two-thirds vote of the state Senate. Show More Summary

Central Florida is Ideal for Launching Smartphone Toll Apps

Orlando Business Journal reports, “A California-made app that allows users to pay tolls via smartphone is proving why Central Florida is among the best places to launch mobile technology for transportation.” The post Central Florida is Ideal for Launching Smartphone Toll Apps appeared first on Toll Roads News.

OTA Toll Hike Rankles Some Motorists

KTUL reports that some motorists are less than thrlled with the Oklahoma Turnpike’s 12-percent toll hike, due to take effect March 1. The post OTA Toll Hike Rankles Some Motorists appeared first on Toll Roads News.

RI Gov. Raimondo Marks Year One of Bridge Rebuilding Plan but “Barely Mentions” Truck Tolls

WPRI reports, “In a review of the RhodeWorks law by Gov. Gina Raimondo and RIDOT’s director on Wednesday, successful bridge maintenance was mentioned, but progress on the truck tolls barely was. RhodeWorks is a plan to spend $4.8 billion...Show More Summary

SANDAG Reports “Significant Progress” on $128 million South Bay Rapid Transit Project

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that “significant progress” has been made on SANDAG’s $128 million South Bay rapid transit construction project. “The 26-mile rapid bus route will run between the Otay Mesa port of entry and downtown San Diego,” the newspaper says. Show More Summary

407 ETR Highway, the “Holy Grail” of Tolling, “Has Stood the Test of Time”

Driving reports, “When Torontonians drive through the gantries of the 407 ETR Highway, rather than feeling that tinge of frustration that comes with paying to use the city’s only toll road, they should instead consider how they’re taking...Show More Summary

Macquarie Atlas Takes Full Ownership of Dulles Greenway

The Australian Financial Review reports, “Macquarie Atlas Roads will pay $US445 million ($577 million) to acquire the remaining 50 per cent of US toll road Dulles Greenway from Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, the tollroad group said...Show More Summary

SRTA Pleased With I-75 South Express Lanes Usage

CBS 46 reports that, after almost one month in operation, usage of the I-75 South Express Lanes is meeting the State Toll and Roadway Authority’s expectations. The post SRTA Pleased With I-75 South Express Lanes Usage appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Fair Warning: I-66 HOT Lanes Construction Will be a Mess.

The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock alerts readers to the several years of traffic disruption that will accompany construction of the he I-66 HOT lanes. “The impact of the construction on travel,” he writes, “is likely to be as dramatic as that of the finished product. Show More Summary

Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates Gears Up to Battle Trump and State Funding Proposals

Transport Topics reports, “An infrastructure funding measure reliant on private capital coming from the Trump White House is worrisome to the country’s top anti-tolling group. The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, a coalition of carriers...Show More Summary

IL Lawmakers File Bills to Rename Toll Roads after Obama

WLS reports that two proposals are being floated in the state capital to rename a section of  I-55 and the I-294 toll road in honor of President Barack Obama. The post IL Lawmakers File Bills to Rename Toll Roads after Obama appeared first on Toll Roads News.

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