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Ohio Pike Presses Ahead with Plan to Grow the State’s Self-driving Vehicle Industry

WVXU reports, “Ohio has its foot on the gas accelerating an effort to grow its self-driving vehicle industry. After success last fall, The Ohio Turnpike and OTTO Motors are planning more tests this spring and summer for self-drivingShow More Summary

NC Pike Awards Toll Collection Systems Work to TransCore

TransCore announced that it has been selected “to design, build, and maintain advanced roadside toll collection systems” for two new North Carolina Turnpike facilities, the Monroe Expressway and the US 74 Express Lanes, both of which are scheduled to open in 2018. The post NC Pike Awards Toll Collection Systems Work to TransCore appeared first on Toll Roads News.

FDOT and CFX Agree on Interchange Closure Needed for I-4 Ultimate Project

Orlando Sentinel reports that FDOT and CFX have agreed to a five-month-long SR 408 eastbound interchange closure that “could come as soon as May 2018.” The announcement came as the OCX board and FDOT officials reviewed advance plansShow More Summary

Storm Delays Sentencing for Bridgegate Defendants

NJ.com reports, “Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly will have to wait a little longer to learn their fate.” A judge has postponed the pair’s sentencing until March 29 due to the storm. The post Storm Delays Sentencing for Bridgegate Defendants appeared first on Toll Roads News.

County Officials Back Mid-Currituck Bridge Toll Project

Inside Business features an op-ed supporting the Mid-Currituck Bridge toll project by Currituck’s county manager, Daniel Scanlon, who writees, “I’m convinced the bridge would ultimately emerge as a key part of the transportation system...Show More Summary

IL Tollway Delays Vote on Plan to Tollway looks to Add I-PASS Penalty for Account Holders who Don’t Have Transponder

Daily Herald reports, “Illinois tollway directors Monday postponed voting on a staff plan to impose a 50 percent transaction fee on I-PASS account holders who incur tolls without transponders in their vehicles. That could mean a 40-cent...Show More Summary

Elgin-O’Hare Traffic Decreases with Start of Tolling, but Less Than Anticipated

Daily Herald reports, “Since tolls descended on Route 390, there has been an exodus of cars and trucks from the former Elgin-O’Hare Expressway. Vehicles decreased between 38 percent and 28 percent on sections of Route 390 between Lake...Show More Summary

THEA is ‘reeling and dealing’ in Wake of CFO’s Death Earlier this Month

Tampa Bay Business Journal reports, “Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority Chief Financial Officer Lynne Paul, 58, died unexpectedly March 1. The agency, still reeling from her death, is searching for a replacement. ‘“Lynne was definitely...Show More Summary

Infrastructure Grant Programs Could Be Cut, Despite Trump Administration’s Promise to Rebuild … Infrastructure

The Hill reports, “Infrastructure grant programs are expected to be on the chopping block in the White House budget, according to one GOP senator, despite President Trump’s promise to revitalize U.S. roads, bridges and airports.” The...Show More Summary

PA Pike’s Reconstruction Continues with $89.9 Million Project in Western PA

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports, “Construction is expected to begin this spring on the next section of expansion on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, about four miles near the Butler Valley (Route 8) exit. The turnpike commission last week awarded an $89.9 million contract to Trumbull Construction Co. Show More Summary

PA Pike’s Cashless Tolling Project Advances to Western PA

Beaver County Times reports, “As part of a pilot program that could eliminate toll collectors throughout the Pennsylvania Turnpike system, state authorities plan to adopt cashless tolling next month on parts of Interstate 376 in Beaver...Show More Summary

AAA: Use of Brine for Snow, Ice Removal Hits Drivers’ Wallets

New Hampshire Union Leader reports, “The use of brine solutions to remove snow and ice from roadways has proven even more effective and more economical than rock salt, but for all motorists this has come at an increased cost.” The report adds, “Engineering experts with AAA have concluded these road-clearing materials have cost U.S. Show More Summary

PA Pike to Close E-ZPass Express Lanes at Montgomery County Interchange for Three Weeks

CBS Philly reports, “The E-ZPass express lanes at the Mid-County interchange in Plymouth Meeting will be closing for repairs later this week, and turnpike officials say expect some delays.” The post PA Pike to Close E-ZPass Express Lanes at Montgomery County Interchange for Three Weeks appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Asbury Park Press Looks at a NJ Toll Road That Was Never Built.

Asbury Park Press looks back at a New Jersey toll highway proposal that never came to fruition, “a 38-mile long superhighway between the Garden State Parkway in Toms River and the New Jersey Turnpike in South Brunswick” The post Asbury Park Press Looks at a NJ Toll Road That Was Never Built. appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Pocahontas Parkway (VA) Tolls Going Up for Second Time in 15 Months

WWBT reports, “Tolls on the Pocahontas Parkway are going up for the second time in 15 months.” The report adds, “The Parkway is privately owned and receives no taxpayer support. NBC12 reached out to representatives to see if more toll...Show More Summary

Maine Lawmakers to Review Bill Authorizing Turnpike to Builf Five-mile Spur

WCSH reports that the bill (HP633/LD905) authorizing the Maine Turnpike Authority to build a five-mile spur between South Gorham and South Portland is scheduled for review by the state legislature’s joint transportation committee. The post Maine Lawmakers to Review Bill Authorizing Turnpike to Builf Five-mile Spur appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Village Officials to Fight IL Tollway’s I-294 Widening Project on “Multiple Fronts”

The Doings (via Chicago Tribune) reports, “Hinsdale officials believe the village can and should fight the Illinois tollway’s plan to widen Interstate 294 on multiple fronts. For starters, ‘Why are they doing it in the first place?’ asked Village President Thomas Cauley, Jr. Show More Summary

PANYNJ Countinue’s Streat of Record Earnings in 2016

NJ.com reports that PANYNJ continued a streak of record-breaking earnings years in 2016. “Last year saw millions more vehicles and passengers use the agencies bridges and tunnels, ride PATH trains and travel through the agency’s five airports. Show More Summary

CFX, FDOT’s $1.6 Billion Wekiva Parkway will be a “Different Roadway” When it Opens in June

WFTV runs a feature (drone video included) on the newest section of the Wekiva Parkway (Toll 429), scheduled to open in June. “It’s going to be a different roadway from what Central Florida has seen before,” Mary Brooks, a spokesperson...Show More Summary

FDOT and OCX

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