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Fitch Affirms Ratings of MTA Bridge and Tunnel Bonds

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Moody’s Rates Oklahoma Turnpike Revenue Bonds

Moody’s Investors Service “has assigned an Aa3 to Oklahoma Turnpike Authority’s $398.7 million Second Senior Revenue Bonds Series 2016B and $22.4 million Refunding Second Senior Revenue Bonds Series 2016C. At the same time, Moody’s also...Show More Summary

State Senator Wants ORT at Upstate NY Thruway Exits reports that another state legislator is calling for the conversion of some upstate New York Thruway toll plazas to an open road tolling system. Senator Joseph Griffo (R-Rome) tells the station his proposal aims to lower...Show More Summary

Motorcyclists Get a Pass to Ride on Metro Denver Express Lanes

Denver Business Journal reports, “Starting [tomorrow, October 15], motorcyclists will no longer need an ExpressToll account and pass to get a free ride on the HOV Express lanes on U.S. 36 and Interstate 25. But motorcyclists still will...Show More Summary

Bridgegate Trial: Prosecutors Rest on Evidence of the Defendants’ Own Words

The New York Times reports, “Federal prosecutors in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial rested their case against two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey on Thursday [October 13] with the words of the defendants...Show More Summary

Bay Bridge Bike and Pedestrian Trail Nears Completion

KQED News reports that the Bay Bridge Trail — the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge bicycle and pedestrian path — is nearing completion. The article describes some work that remains to be done on the Yerba Buena Island landing point,Show More Summary

Locals Criticize “Massive” Vancouver Highway Project Linked to Massey Tunnel Replacement

CTV News Vancouver reports that some local officials are highly critical of a highway construction plan related to the proposed George Massey Tunnel replacement. The highway project — which involves construction of three levels of overpasses,...Show More Summary

Pontchartrain Causeway Bond Issue Faces a New Obstacle

KSLA News reports, “Under current state law, for [Lake Pontchartrain] Causeway improvements to move ahead, the Jefferson Parish Council must vote on more than 100 million dollars in bonds to fund higher guardrails, and safety pull out...Show More Summary

Citizen’s Complaint Charges Governor Christie with Official Misconduct in the Bridgegate Affair

The Record reports, “Governor Christie may have broken New Jersey law during the George Washington Bridge lane closures, a municipal court judge ruled Thursday [October 13]. Judge Roy F. McGeady of Bergen County found probable causeShow More Summary Concludes AET’s Benefits Outweigh Revenue Leakage Problems reports on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement that New York City’s MTA will put nine tolled crossings on an all-electronic toll system by 2017. Following some opening commentary about the difficulty of collecting unpaid tolls,...Show More Summary

Trucking Industry Continues to Protest Rhode Island Toll Program

NATSO (the association of travel plaza and truckstop operators) issued a press release announcing that it will join the Rhode Island Trucking Association in hosting “an informational rally and press conference” on October 18 to air grievances...Show More Summary

Controversy Over Proposed Salem, OR, Bridge Plays Out at Community Meeting

Statesman Journal covers a public meeting at which advocates and opponents of a proposal to place a third bridge over the Willamette River in Salem debated the need for the project and possible alternative means of relieving traffic congestion. Show More Summary

NET RMA Decides to Extend New Toll 49 Median

KLTV News reports that the North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority board approved preparations for construction of a four-foot, flush median on a segment of Toll 49 where several accidents have occurred this year. The action means all sections of the tollway will have a new flush median. Show More Summary

FDOT to Conduct TBX Economic Impact Study

Tampa Bay Times reports, “Tampa City Council members want to know the full economic impact of Tampa Bay Express, the $6 billion road project that will add tolls to the area’s interstates. The Florida Department of Transportation updated...Show More Summary

TCA Holding “Consensus Meetings” on How to Alleviate Congestion

San Clemente Times, “Toll Roads and San Clemente have a strained relationship at best. It’s adversarial at worst. Since at least 2008, the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) has been trying to find a way to connect the 241 Toll Road...Show More Summary

“Light at End of Toll Road” for MoPac as CTRMA Confirms One Lane Will Open

KXAN News reports, “While the MoPac Improvement Project is more than a year behind schedule, there appears to be light at the end of the toll road. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority confirms to KXAN News the northbound toll...Show More Summary

Outreach to Potential E-ZPass Users Continues in Massachusetts reports that outreach is continuing to get motorists to sign up for an E-ZPass transponder before the state turnpike’s AET system goes into effect. At an October 12 event in Springfield, people were also given the opportunity...Show More Summary

Canadian Government Advisory Group Studies Formation of National Infrastructure Funding “Institution”

The Canadian Press reports, “The chair of the Trudeau government’s influential team of economic advisers says the group is exploring an ambitious plan to create a national infrastructure ‘institution’ to attract investor cash that will...Show More Summary

MassDOT Will Review Enforcement of Turnpike HOV-3 Rule

CBS News Boston reports that about the 2,500 motorists enjoy a special Massachusetts Turnpike toll rate because they agree to carpool with at least two passengers. “However, in the past two years, none of the... carpool drivers everShow More Summary

Brazoria County (TX) Commissioners Approve Agreement Advancing the SH 288 Toll Project

The Facts (subscription required) reports, “A project aimed at relieving congestion along Highway 288 in northern Brazoria County is moving along on the county’s end, officials say. County commissioners approved... a financial assistance...Show More Summary

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