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Inside, Outside the Beltway HOT Lanes Loom as Major Stories for Metro DC Area in 2017

The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock writes, “The biggest story on the D.C. region’s highways this new year will be the opening of the high-occupancy tolling system on I-66 inside the Capital Beltway. But this also is the year when the...Show More Summary

SRTA’s I-75 Express Lanes in Clayton and Henry Counties to Open Later this Month

Atlanta Journal Constitution provides a quick look how, exactly, the State Road and Tollway Authority will reverse the traffic on the 12 miles of reversible express lanes on I-75 in Clayton and Henry counties, which are set to open later this month. The post SRTA’s I-75 Express Lanes in Clayton and Henry Counties to Open Later this Month appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Uber to Give Away Travel Time Data

USA Today reports, “Uber is going to make urban traffic and mobility data gleaned from its millions of drivers and riders using the Uber app freely available to all.” The report adds, “Uber says it will first invite planning agencies and researchers to access the information and then make the website free to the public. Show More Summary

Ohio River Bridges Traffic Averages 81,000 Vehicles a Day

Associated Press reports, “Officials say traffic crossing three tolled bridges connecting Kentucky and Indiana in the Louisville area averaged more than 81,000 vehicles during three recent days. RiverLink officials say just over 50 percent of those vehicles had transponders that were mounted and read by bridge cameras. Show More Summary

I-495 Express Lanes Toll Hits $30 in Weekend Snow

Fox 5 reports “as the first snowfall arrived in the D.C. region Thursday evening, commuters driving during the evening rush hour in Northern Virginia found using the Express Lanes would be very costly. A FOX 5 staff member driving on...Show More Summary

Auditors Find Fault with Kansas Turnpike’s Accounting Procedures

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that the independent auditor of KTA’s annual financial statements found that personnel responsible for their preparation “are not adequately trained in generally accepted accounting [principles issued by the GASB].... Show More Summary

Indiana House Republicans Want Tolling to Keep the Highway Maintenance Budget in the Black

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that State Representative Ed Soliday (R-Valparaiso), chairman of the House Roads and Transportation Committee, met with the newspaper’s editorial board to plug HB Bill 1002, his caucus’ long-term infrastructure funding plan. Show More Summary

Panasonic, CDOT to Turn Stretch of I-70 into a Smart Highway

Fox 31 Denver reports, “Panasonic announced it is partnering with the Colorado Department of Transportation to turn a stretch of Interstate 70 into a smart highway, enabling cars to communicate with each other as well as road infrastructure.”...Show More Summary

TN Gov. Haslam Looking for “Comfort Level” with a Funding Plan

Associated Press reports, “With just over three weeks remaining until he presents his annual Tennessee spending plan to lawmakers, Gov. Bill Haslam is still trying to find what he calls a “comfort level” with lawmakers on his efforts to boost transportation funding in the state. Show More Summary

Two National Publications Hammer OH River Bridges Project

Courier-Journal reports, “Two national publications collide head-on with Louisville’s most recent transportation pride and joy — remaking Spaghetti Junction and building new interstate bridges. The Vox headline sets the tone: “Louisville’s...Show More Summary

Texas Public Radio Tackles the “Controversial Issue of Toll Roads”

Texas Public Radio tackles “the controversial issue of toll roads” noting that, “San Antonio is the biggest city in Texas without toll roads or carpool lanes, but that may be about to change.” The piece opens with Terri Hall of Texans...Show More Summary

New Moroun Lawsuit Challenges Michigan’s Participation in Gordie Howe Bridge Project

Windsor Star reports, “Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and the state’s transportation department ‘usurped’ and ‘hijacked’ legal approvals that rightfully belonged to the state legislature in a desire to build the Gordie Howe InternationalShow More Summary

OTA Opens Its “Test” AET Interchange

Tulsa World reports that Oklahoma’s “first — and at least for now, only — all-electronic toll plaza is operational. The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority officially activated its new PlatePay toll system [yesterday, January 5] at the Peoria/Elm...Show More Summary

Delay Reported in Launch of Blue Water Bridge Electronic Commuter Discount Program

Sarnia Observer reports, “A new commuter discount program for the Canadian side of the Blue Water Bridge is overdue, and bridge officials say they don’t know when it will be ready to launch.” A Federal Bridge Corporation spokesman tells...Show More Summary

PLACEHOLDER: PANYNJ Board Adopts Draft Capital Plan and Opens Public Comment Period The post PLACEHOLDER: PANYNJ Board Adopts Draft Capital Plan and Opens Public Comment Period appeared first on Toll Roads News.

NCDOT Proposes Schedule Changes for Its $2.2 Billion “Complete 540” Toll Road Project

This content is for TRN Subscribers Only. Not a Subscriber? Subscribe today to get immediate access! Username or E-mail Password Remember Me     Reset Password The post NCDOT Proposes Schedule Changes for Its $2.2 Billion “Complete 540” Toll Road Project appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Chicago Tribune Editors Tell IDOT to Bring on the HOT Lanes

Chicago Tribune’s editors say,”Regular users of the Eisenhower Expressway know how their days will begin if they wind up in Hades:” They’ll hear a traffic report describing congestion on the Ike (I-290). They ask readers to keep the “maddening dysfunction” of the expressway in mind as they evaluate IDOT’s HOT lanes construction proposal. Show More Summary

Cash Versus Cashless Tolling Debate Pits Townfolk against Maine Turnpike features a lengthy backgrounder and update on the Great York, Maine, Toll Plaza Debate: To go AET or not to go AET, that is the question. The post Cash Versus Cashless Tolling Debate Pits Townfolk against Maine Turnpike appeared first on Toll Roads News.

DelDOT’s 2017 Year-End Holidays Toll Collection Same as Previous Year’s

The News Journal reports, “A two-year surge in holiday travel on Delaware roads leveled off during the Christmas and New Year’s weekends, just as fuel prices began to creep up from recent lows. More [than] 1.5 million drivers passed through Delaware toll plazas during the three-day weekends beginning Dec. Show More Summary

Florida Lawmaker Proposes to End All Express Lane Development

The Palm Beach Post reports, “A bill proposed this week in the Florida Senate would prevent the creation of more express lanes on the state’s highways while also setting rules for how express lane toll money must be spent. The measure, SB 250, was filed Thursday [January 5] by state Sen. Show More Summary

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