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Legislation to Create theh $35 Billion Canada Infrastructure Bank is on a Fast Track. A Very Fast Track.

The Globe and Mail reports, “Legislation to create a $35-billion Canada Infrastructure Bank is scheduled to receive just one day of dedicated committee scrutiny as the federal government rushes to complete all hearings on the budgetShow More Summary

Prices on 495 Express Lanes Continue to Climb, Along with Usage

WJLA reports, “Earlier this year, a funny thing started happening on the way to work for a group commuters in the DC region. They began noticing higher prices in the 495 Express Lanes, going from $18 to $24, and all the way up to $29...Show More Summary

WSDOT’s I-405 Shoulder Lane is Speeding Commute Times

Bothell-Kenmore Reporter reports, “A new shoulder lane on northbound Interstate 405 has helped speed the evening commute in its first two weeks. Now, drivers hope those quicker travel times become a trend.” The report adds, “In the first...Show More Summary

CT Lawmaker Says Tolls Would be “Akin to Another Tax” posts a column by State Rep. John Frey (R-111) who is skeptical of tolling, especially in the absence of a constitutional lockbox provision. Frey writes, ” Tolls would be akin to another tax, yes, and an added inconvenience for drivers here, as well.” The post CT Lawmaker Says Tolls Would be “Akin to Another Tax” appeared first on Toll Roads News.

PANYNJ Nab Another Alleged Scofflaw reports, “Another alleged toll cheat has been arrested trying to cross the George Washington Bridge without paying, Port Authority police said.” The 25-year-old motorist “has 54 violations and owes more than $3,490, a records check showed.” The post PANYNJ Nab Another Alleged Scofflaw appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Battle over Maine Pike Toll Plaza, AET Continues reports, “The town and citizens’ group Think Again believe data in a 2014 report that led the Maine Turnpike Authority to reject all-electronic tolling is outdated, and they have asked the state to require the MTA to come up with updated figures. Show More Summary

PANYNJ to Issue RFP study to Study Cross-Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel connecting NJ and Brooklyn

Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports, “The Port Authority will soon be issuing an RFP (Request for Proposals) for a “Tier II” Environmental Impact Study to explore the impact and feasibility of the long-contemplated Cross-Harbor Rail Freight...Show More Summary

Oregon Lawmakers Roll Out “Massive” 10-year Transportation Plan that Includes Tolling

Associated Press reports, “Lawmakers in Salem rolled out a massive 10-year transportation package this week that’d raise $8.2 billion from Oregonians through new taxes and fees when they visit the gas pump, buy a new car and cash-inShow More Summary

Wisconsin & Oregon are “Scrambling” on Funding Plans

The Bond Buyer (subscription required) reports, “Wisconsin and Oregon are the latest states scrambling to fund road and bridge projects while federal funding stagnates and gasoline tax revenues fail to keep pace with state needs.” The post Wisconsin & Oregon are “Scrambling” on Funding Plans appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Key Vote on Possible Dolphin Expressway Expansion is Delayed a Month

Miami Herald reports, “It will take at least another month before Miami-Dade considers extending the Dolphin Expressway into Kendall, after county commissioners postponed a key committee vote on the controversial plan.” The report adds,...Show More Summary

San Clemente City Council, Residents Mounting “Intense Opposition” to TCA Efforts to Extend 241 Toll Road

The Orange County Register reports, “If the Transportation Corridor Agency in Orange County tries to extend the 241 Toll Road south from Oso Parkway, it can count on intense opposition from residents along any of four potential routes. Show More Summary

TX Transportation Commission Approves Toll Rates for New I-35 TEXpress Toll Lanes

Denton Record-Chronicle reports, “Drivers looking to bypass traffic backed up for miles between Denton and Dallas counties during weekday morning and afternoon commutes on Interstate 35E will soon have the option to pay about $5 and travel along managed toll lanes. Show More Summary

Working Group for OTA’s Gilcrease Expressway Meets – Absent one Key Player

Tulsa World reports, “Engineers, project managers, executive directors, team leaders and elected officials all sat down Tuesday for the first working-group meeting on the Gilcrease Expressway turnpike project. But one $100 million-plus...Show More Summary

Reuters: Atlantia to Make Bid for Abertis within Days

Reuters reports, “Italian toll road operator Atlantia (ATL.MI) is planning to submit a takeover bid for Spanish rival Abertis (ABE.MC) within days, two sources familiar with the situation said on Tuesday, hoping to bridge differences...Show More Summary

“Governing” Predicts More States Will Raise Gas Taxes This Year

“Governing” reports, “While raising the gas tax is still a politically treacherous idea in Washington, lawmakers in state capitals are increasingly coming around to it. Already this year, governors in California, Indiana and Tennessee...Show More Summary

WV Lawmaker Looks at I-81, Route 22 Expansions, Tolling

The Tribune-Democrat publishes an op-ed by West Virginia Delegate Gary Howell (R-Mineral), who discusses potential expansions of I-81 and/or Route 22 in both Pennsylvania and West Virginia in light of a recent meeting of lawmakers from several states about the future of Interstate 81. Show More Summary

INDOT Talks Up $1.5 Billion, I-69 Extension Project and Possible IN-KY Toll Bridge

Inside Indiana Business reports, “The Indiana Department of Transportation says ‘now is the time’ to make economic plans around the proposed final section of the I-69 extension.” INDOT Public Affairs Manager Andy Dietrick tells the site...Show More Summary

Oregon Lawmakers Unveil Funding Proposal with Portland Tolling in the Mix

The Oregonian reports that the state legislature’s Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization “on Monday [May 8] unveiled a proposed package of vehicle fee, payroll and gas tax increases that would raise $5 billion...Show More Summary

Trump Administration’s P3-Driven Infrastructure Plan Hits a “Speed Bump” in Texas House

Bloomberg reports, “President Donald Trump’s plan to invest $1 trillion in U.S. infrastructure with the help of public-private partnerships has hit a speed bump in Texas. Wary of public opposition to new highway tolls, the Texas House voted on May 5 to reject a bill that would have allowed the partnerships... Show More Summary

The $330 Million Texas 360 Toll Road to Clear Milestones in the Next Two Months

Star-Telegram reports, “The Texas 360 toll road will pass some major milestones in the next two months with new arterial bridges opening, but the main toll lanes won’t be open for another year.” The report adds that the $330 million will be built by TxDOT and “… maintained by the North Texas Tollway Authority. Show More Summary

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