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A New FTE Interchange will Ease Commutes into Orlando and Spur $1 Billion in Economic Impact

Orlando Sentinel reports, “Completion of a new Florida’s Turnpike interchange in [Minneola] south Lake County brings the promise of faster commutes into Orlando and another wave of residential development into burgeoning bedroom communities.”...Show More Summary

Bloomberg: Cash-strapped States and Cities are Sweating Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Bloomberg BNA reports, “Already cash-strapped states and cities are concerned President Donald Trump’s plans for $1 trillion worth of infrastructure projects will rely too heavily on them for financing. Some states and groups representing them say a hike in direct federal funds is needed.... Show More Summary

PANYNJ Opens First Span of the New Goethals Bridge

SILive.com reports, “The first span of the new twinned Goethals Bridge opened to traffic on Saturday [June 10],” and the “89-year-old original Goethals Bridge permanently closed [Friday night, June 9]. The website adds, “At a Port Authority...Show More Summary

Another City Grows Opposition to Potential TCA 241 Toll Road Exrension

The Orange County Register reports, “San Juan Capistrano will ‘strongly oppose’ any effort to run a 241 Toll Road extension through its boundaries, echoing a stance that San Clemente took last September against any tollway cutting through San Clemente. Show More Summary

FDOT’s Top Tampa Bay Region Staffer is Resigning

Tampa Bay Times reports, “The top Florida Department of Transportation official overseeing the Tampa Bay region will step down next month. District 7 Secretary Paul Steinman sent [a June 9 email] to his staff saying that he was resigning so that he could move to Raleigh, N.C., and be closer to his son. Show More Summary

INDOT Publishes Draft Contract for Tolling Study

South Bend Tribune reports that in addition to its recent RFI regarding interstate tolling studies, INDOT “also published a draft contract... to create a tolling feasibility report for all the state’s interstates. The agreement lists...Show More Summary

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Funding Bill that Calls for Tolling on I-5 and I-205

OregonLive.com reports, “The multibillion-dollar transportation bill under consideration in Salem includes a section to put tolls on Interstate 5 and Interstate 205 at the Washington border and continue them through the Portland metro area....” The newspaper adds, “Under the tolling plan, the Oregon Transportation Commission... Show More Summary

Prospects for a Tolled U.S. 1 through the Florida Keys are Rising, along with Congestion and the Sea Level

FlKeysNews.com reports, “Increasing traffic congestion on U.S. 1 through the Florida Keys has revived the prospect of collecting tolls for the islands’ main highway. Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers plans to ask fellow board...Show More Summary

Is Trump Infrastructure Plan a “Non-Factor” in the US Economic Growth Picture?

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Houston Chronicle Calls Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan a “Brazen Bait-and-Switch”

Houston Chronicle editors, citing President Trump’s decision to put P3 project financing at the forefront of his infrastructure plan, comment, “Gone is the campaign season proposal for a $1 trillion program. In a brazen bait-and-switch,...Show More Summary

Newspaper Calls Idea for Tolling Scenic CA Highway a “Beauty Tax”

The Tribune (of San Luis Obispo) editorial board takes issue with recent calls to convert the scenic Big Sur portion of California Highway 1 into a toll road to raise funds for repair and maintenance. The editors say, “Exempting local residents from paying a toll wouldn’t make it OK. Show More Summary

WSDOT Official: There’s Light at the End of Seattle’s Huge Toll Tunnel Project

West Seattle Herald reports, “Replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct with a tunnel through the center of Seattle has been a monumental job. Joe Hedges, Washington State Department of Transportation’s administrator of the project, compared the task with another giant step during [a June 8 chamber address]. Show More Summary

Putative Class Action over Rental Car Company Toll Charges Advances

Law360.com (subscription required) reports that a federal judge in New Jersey denied a motion to dismiss a putative class action lawsuit against a unit of Enterprise Holdings, Inc., on June 8. The ruling allows the case “to move forward...Show More Summary

Columnist Suggests More Municipal Bond Financing, Less Waiting for DC Infrastructure Action

Slate columnist Daniel Gross commented yesterday, “It’s Day 4 of the Trump administration’s Infrastructure Week — and of course nothing infrastructure-y has happened.” Instead of waiting for Washington to act on infrastructure renewal,...Show More Summary

Canada Infrastructure Bank Plan Faces Legislative Threat Next Week

The Globe and Mail reports that the Canadian government’s plan to create a national infrastructure bank is coming under daily, opposition party criticism, and “[t]he issue could come to a head next week in the Senate, where an independent senator is seeking support for a motion that would split the government’s omnibus budget bill. Show More Summary

S&P Reaffirms NY State Bridge Authority’s Solid Bond Rating

Poughkeepsie Journal reports, “Standard & Poor’s Rating Service cited steady finances in reaffirming its bond rating of AA- for the New York State Bridge Authority. The rating is one of the highest in the nation for a self-supporting...Show More Summary

Commentator Says Minnesotans Hate the Idea of Tolls, but the State’s I-90 Is a Natural

Minnesota Public Radio’s Bill Collins, on the news that Minnesota and Wisconsin are looking seriously at tolling policies, writes that Minnesotans “have historically hated the idea of tolls, even though every few years someone wants to study the idea. Show More Summary

NTTA Toll Rates Will Increase Slightly on July 1

Community Impact Newspaper reports, “The North Texas Tollway Authority is scheduled to increase toll rates beginning July 1, as part of a scheduled biennial increase that was approved in 2009. TollTag member rates will adjust a penny per mile.... Show More Summary

Missouri Group Gets Permission to Circulate Anti-Toll Ballot Initiative Petition

Washington Missourian reports that A Better Road Forward has cleared the “first, and possibly lowest hurdle” to placing a state constitutional amendment inititive to ban highway tolling in front of Missouri voters. The secretary of state’s...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Republicans Still Search for Consensus on Introducing Highway Tolls

Associated Press quotes Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills), the influential co-chair of the Wisconsin Legislature’s joint budget committee, as saying Republican leaders still have not reached a consensus about introducing highway tolls in the state, but they continue to discuss the possibility. Show More Summary

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