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IL Tollway’s $2.5 Billion Jane Addams Tollway Rebuild and Smart Road Installation Earns Props

WBEZ looks at the Illinois Tollway’s investment in “smart road technology” as part of the massive $2.5 billion project to “replace, expand and update the entire [Jane Addams Memorial Tollway] for the first time since original construction...Show More Summary

BC Liberal Party Promises to Cap Vancouver Bridge Tolls. Opposition Pledges to Eliminate Tolls on Two Bridges.

Vancouver Sun reports that the British Columbia Liberal Party, the province’s governing party, unveiled a pledge [yesterday, April 9] that said if they are re-elected, motorists won’t have to pay more than $500 a year to cross the region’s...Show More Summary

Regional Planning Agency Studies New PA Turnpike Ramps in Western PA

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports, “A longstanding discussion about turnpike ramps in two Westmoreland County communities has been revived by a study of what it would take to build them. The Pennsylvania Turnpike travels through Penn and Mt. Show More Summary

Boston Herald Hammers Lawmakers Who Want to Expand Tolling

The Boston Herald editorial board hammers lawmakers who are backing bills to expand tolling, writing that “the fear here is that revenue-hungry lawmakers in Massachusetts will seek an opening to toll every existing highway and country...Show More Summary

CA Lawmakers Pass Massive Highway Funding Bill

San Francisco Chronicle reports, “California drivers will pay more to drive in the state under a bill the Legislature passed [last night, April 6] to raise $52 billion from new taxes and fees to repair roads and bridges. That bill, SB1, will be sent to Gov. Show More Summary

OK Official Says License Plate Policy Costs Turnpikes “Millions” in Lost Revenues

KRMG reports, “Oklahoma is one of only eight states where a license plate stays with the vehicle, rather than the original owner, when it’s sold,” and that policy is costing the state millions of dollars, says a state motor vehicle official. Show More Summary

RITBA Finishes $100 Million Newport Pell Bridge Project

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority announced “the completion of the full rehabilitation of the Newport Pell Bridge steel superstructure. This project started in 2009 and cost nearly $100 million dollars to complete.” RITBA...Show More Summary

Rare Photos of Bay Bridge Construction Are Up for Auction reports, “Although the lesser-loved bridge in the Bay Area, the Bay Bridge too has its photogenic moments, rarely better captured than in a new lot of images going up for auction. The lot of 85 photos show the Bay Bridge under...Show More Summary

Group Pushes Referendum to Bar Missouri from Tolling Existing Roadways

Associated Press reports, “A Missouri advocacy group has filed a ballot initiative to prohibit the state from adding tolls to existing roadways. A Better Road Forward was created to lobby against tolling fees in Missouri. A statement...Show More Summary

NOLA Causeway Manager Insists Toll Hikes Will Take Effect, Despite Lawmaker’s Attempt to Block Safety Project

WVUE reports that Carlton Dufrechou, General Manager of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway, “insists that toll increases of as much as $2 a trip will begin one month from today” despite a legislator’s attempt to block the $103 million in safety improvements the toll increases are meant to fund. Show More Summary

The Prospect of a Tolled, Elevated Solution for Highway 37 Flooding Dominates Town Hall Meeting

Sonoma Index-Tribune reports, “The future of Highway 37 includes an elevated roadway – and possibly tolls. Both concepts surfaced more than once Wednesday [April 5] during a town hall meeting hosted by 1st District Supervisor Susan Gorin.”...Show More Summary

Florida House Advances Bills to Give MDX Electronic Toll Payers a Rebate and a Temporary Reprieve from Toll Hikes

Miami Herald reports, “Miami-Dade County drivers facing toll fatigue would get a 3 percent rebate and a temporary reprieve from toll increases on county expressways under two proposals that cleared their final House committees Thursday [April 6]. Show More Summary

A Look at “Mixed Results” for P3 Projects in Texas

NBC News Dallas-Ft. Worth reports, “Texas has produced mixed results with the public-private partnerships that President Donald Trump wants to use to quickly produce jobs and infrastructure improvements across the nation.” The post A Look at “Mixed Results” for P3 Projects in Texas appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Florida Local Official Floats US 1 Tolling Proposal (subscription or purchase required) reports, “Islamorada Village Councilman Mike Forster has proposed placing a toll on U.S. 1, with proceeds going to local road improvement and water quality projects. Forster traveled to Washington D.C. Show More Summary

Protesters Crash Massey Tunnel Groundbreaking Ceremony

Vancouver Sun reports, “As a ground-breaking ceremony, the one organized by the B.C. Liberals [on April 5] for the Massey Tunnel Replacement project was a bit of a bust.” About two dozen protesters, “bent on staging a mock news event...Show More Summary

VA Newspaper Urges Support for HOT Lanes in Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Plan

The Daily Press editorial board focuses on the HOT lanes in VDOT’s plan to widen the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel and thereby “roughly double the capacity of our region’s most vital transportation connection and free up our most aggravating...Show More Summary

WSDOT Tackles I-405 Express Lanes Slow Spot

Kirkland Reporter reports, “Interstate 405 drivers and bus riders use the express toll lanes for a faster trip but during the peak of the afternoon commute even the fast lanes have their slow spots.” WSDOT plans to deal with one such...Show More Summary

Missouri Anti-Tolling Campaign Surfaces

Springfield News-Leader reports that a nonprofit group started by the head of a convenience store chain, “has proposed asking Missourians in 2018 whether to ban future tolling on existing state roads.” A Better Road Forward has filed three initiative petitions with the Missouri Secretary of State. Show More Summary

What Do You Do When a Power Station Blocks Your HOT Lane Route? VDOT and Contractors Weigh Options.

WTOP reports, “Something stands in the way of the $2.3 billion plan to add two toll lanes to Interstate 66 in each direction, from the Beltway to Gainesville. It’s a power substation that serves the Dunn Loring Metro station. One plan involves relocating it, a move Metro would not have to pay for. Show More Summary

Indiana BOT Statute Gains Popularity Among Local Governments

Indiana Lawyer notes that use of the state’s Build-Operate-Transfer statute (Indiana Code 5-23)  is becoming more popular as vehicle for local governments to enter into public-private partnership agreements for infrastructure and economic development projects. The post Indiana BOT Statute Gains Popularity Among Local Governments appeared first on Toll Roads News.

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