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|Archived Since:||March 4, 2008|
The Bond Buyer provides a deep dive on the bankruptcy reorganization of the SH 130 Concession Co., reporting that, “Despite the lack of financial risk, the failure of the concession model is a significant setback for the TxDOT’s efforts...Show More Summary
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel publishes an op-ed by State Rep. Daniel Reimer (D-7) who contends that Governor Scott Walker’s “…transportation policy reeks of bigness: big misplaced priorities, big spending, and big — very big — debt.” Reimer rips the governor over the proposed $1.1 billion I-94 expansion project specifically. Show More Summary
Fitch Ratings “has upgraded the rating on Elizabeth River Crossing’s, LLC (ERC) $626.3 million in private activity bonds (PABs), issued by the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority, to ‘BBB’ from ‘BBB-‘. In addition, Fitch has upgraded the rating on the $441.2 million TIFIA loan to ‘BBB’ from ‘BBB-‘. Show More Summary
Seacoastonline.com reports, “The Maine Turnpike Authority is considering a plan to turn a significant portion of its land on Chases Pond Road into a conservation area, and MTA officials were in York recently seeking input on the proposal.” The post Maine Pike Eyes Land Conservation Plan at New Toll Plaza appeared first on Toll Roads News.
Press of Atlantic City reports, “Dozens of workers laid off from state-funded transportation projects rallied Monday morning outside the offices of local state legislators, demanding renewal of the state’s Transportation Trust Fund.” The post Laid-off NJ Road Construction Workers Picket over Transportation Trust Fund Battle appeared first on Toll Roads News.
CNN reports that a new study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says road debris “played a role in more than 200,000 crashes reported to police from 2011 to 2014, killing more than 500 people and injuring another 39,000. AAA says that’s a 40% increase since 2001....” The post AAA Study: Road Debris Crashes, Fatalities Climbing appeared first on Toll Roads News.
Kenwood Press reports, “Sonoma County Supervisors listened intently to plans to address State Highway 37 congestion and rising ocean levels that are likely to submerge portions of the North Bay’s major traffic conduit.” The report adds...Show More Summary
Delaware State News reports that the owners of a mall in Dover, Delaware are making the case for a new service road, which requires other improvementts, needed for expansion. Rich Vetter, executive director of the Dover/Kent County MPO, said the access road project is “consistent” with a 2009 MPO study and “is “ranked No. Show More Summary
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, “Some rush hour drivers will soon pay more for the pleasure of using I-85’s HOT lanes. The State Road and Tollway Authority announced Monday that toll rates for “various segments” of the express lanes — which run 16 miles from northern Gwinnett County into DeKalb — will increase Aug. Show More Summary
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publishes a letter from Joe Grata, the newspaper’s well-known and retired (but still paying attention) transportation writer, who takes on former Governor Ed Rendell and state lawmakers for “feeding off of Pennsylvania Turnpike revenues” for public transit funds. Show More Summary
WPVI (Philadelphia) reports that, “A woman was caught on video not only texting while driving, but steering the wheel with her feet on the Schuylkill Expressway.” The pictures are worth a click. In somehwat related news … The Columbian (Washington...Show More Summary
Fox 7 News reports that part of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority’s MoPac Express Lanes will open shortly, reporting that “17 cameras will monitor the entire length of the Mopac express lanes once construction is complete.”...Show More Summary
WIVB profiles the “Toll Booth Lady” whose signature line, ““Hey Baby! How are you doing? Enjoy your day!” can make a motorists’ day. The post NY Thruway Toll Collector Leaves Them Smiling appeared first on Toll Roads News.
Daily Herald reports, “An SUV collided with a semi at the Randall Road toll plaza in Elgin on Friday, leaving three people injured, two in serious condition.” The post IL Tollway Toll Plaza Crash Injures Three appeared first on Toll Roads News.
The MetroWest Daily News political editor Rick Holmes isn’t a fan of AET, starting with the gantries, “I don’t see any signs telling drivers that money has just been sucked out of their accounts, let alone how much money is deductedShow More Summary
Center for American Progress issues a report “assessing claims” regarding P3 infrastructure projects that finds, “Provided that governments have the skill to negotiate effectively with their private sector counterparts in order to extract maximum value, P3s have a place in the U.S. Show More Summary
Fitch Ratings “has assigned an ‘A’ rating to the $99 million senior lien 2016A revenue refunding bonds issued by the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority (MDX). Fitch has also affirmed the ‘A’ rating on MDX’s $1.49 billion outstanding revenue bonds. The Rating Outlook on all senior rated bonds is Stable.” The post Fitch on MDX Debt appeared first on Toll Roads News.
Austin American-Statesman reports, “A group of a dozen environmental organizations and activists in February suedto stop the imminent construction of Texas 45 Southwest by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority and of a nearby...Show More Summary
NBC News New York reports, “Port Authority police officers stationed at the George Washington Bridge engage in a game of catch-me-if-you-can every day with toll evading motorists, who go to great lengths to hide their vehicle’s identity while racking up thousands of dollars in unpaid tolls.” The post PANYNJ Crackdown on Scofflaws Continues appeared first on Toll Roads News.
KCRA reports on a pilot launched by the California Energy Commission to test “piezoelectric technology” which involves “… harnessing the power of millions of cars as they simply drive on the freeway using a sensor smaller than a quarter.” Assemblyman...Show More Summary