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WA: Angle Lake Light-Rail Station Opens Saturday with Party

Light-rail service will reach Angle Lake Station in SeaTac starting Saturday, increasing park-and-ride access for a broad area south of Seattle.

MD: Commissioners Briefed on Cost of CATS Vans

Four vans the county plans to transfer from the now out-of-business Carroll Area Transit System to the county's new transit provider, Carroll Transit System, come with a larger price tag than the county had initially thought.

A Different Perspective

"It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view." - George Eliot, "Middlemarch"I've photographed VIA Rail's Canadian in Winnipeg many times... 131 times at the time of writing. That's a lot! I've shotShow More Summary

Siemens to deliver seven Vectron locomotives to Railcare

Railcare has ordered seven Vectron-type trains from Siemens to haul freight in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

ContiTech Products Enhance Safety in Railway Transport

Whether in the bogie of the locomotives or carriages, in heating or air-conditioning systems, or in the interior trim, ContiTech develops solutions that not only are durable and robust but also ensure maximum safety through compliance with specificat…

Press of Atlantic City Backs E-ZPass for Cape May Bridges

Press of Atlantic City editorial board writes, “The Cape May County Bridge Commission may allow travelers to pay with E-ZPass, the electronic toll-collection system that has become the standard in the Northeast. It should.” The editors...Show More Summary

Energy growth must stop, will stop--all forms of energy.

There are several problems with renewable energy sources, we address only the show-stoppers.There is no sign that renewables have or will reduce fossil use. Renewables make heavy use of fossil-fuels to produce, install, and operate. What is it made of? Lots of steel, concrete and advanced plastic. Show More Summary

Crisis Management Insights from SimpliFlying Lab 2016

Two weeks ago SimpliFlying held its annual Airline Marketing Innovation Lab and Awards at the Business Design Centre in London. During the Lab’s roundtable session top airline marketers from around the world met to discuss key topics namely such as Crisis Management, Customer Service, Connectivity and Big Data. Show More Summary

ERT Trims Fees on Violation Notices

The Virginian-Pilot reports, “ERT is trimming fees by 50 percent on violation notices and final notices for customers whose accounts had a negative balance when they incurred a toll. The offer, good through Nov. 1, includes E-ZPass customers...Show More Summary

Local Officials Huddle on Non-toll Alternative to Proposed Cibolo Toll Road

San Antonio Express-News reports, “Ahead of next week’s third public hearing on the possibility of building a toll road in Cibolo, Schertz mayor Michael Carpenter said area officials have begun to talk about addressing the area’s transportation...Show More Summary

Toll Roads, Carpool Lanes to “Linger” for Years in VA and MD

The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock tackles reader’s questions and suggests, “This issue of toll roads and carpool lanes will not only linger for years in Virginia, but also across the Potomac River, where it will spawn debates in Maryland.” The post Toll Roads, Carpool Lanes to “Linger” for Years in VA and MD appeared first on Toll Roads News.

LA Times: “Self-driving Trucks Threaten One of America’s Top Blue-collar Jobs”

Los Angeles Times reports, “Carmaking giants and ride-sharing upstarts racing to put autonomous vehicles on the road are dead set on replacing drivers, and that includes truckers. Trucks without human hands at the wheel could be on American roads within a decade, say analysts and industry executives. Show More Summary

Joliet City Advances the Houbolt Road Bridge Project, Despite Request from Union Pacific Railroad and Mid-West Truckers Association for a Delay

The Herald News reports that, “The Houbolt Road bridge project may have taken years to develop, but plans are moving fast enough now that some want to slow down. Representatives from the Union Pacific Railroad and Mid-West Truckers Association...Show More Summary

Janney Montgomery Scott Analyst is “Starting to Worry” about PA Pike’s Mounting Debt

Bloomberg (via Transport Topics) reports, “Pennsylvania’s reliance on toll revenue from the nation’s oldest turnpike to fund other road and mass-transit projects is starting to worry Janney Montgomery Scott’s Alan Schankel. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is selling about $650 million of revenue refunding bonds Sept. Show More Summary

MD Newspaper Looks at Possible Solutions to I-270 Congestion

The Frederick News-Post editorial board looks at the congestion on I-270, noting that, “An economic lifeline it might be, but most days of the week, Interstate 270 between Frederick and Montgomery counties looks more like a clogged artery.” The editors tackle induced travel, Gov. Show More Summary

Retired OTA Collector and Recipient of Silver Star for Gallantry in Vietnam to be Inducted in OK Military Hall of Fame

The Oklahoman profiles a retired Oklahoma Turnpike Authority toll collector and Vietnam veteran Willard F. Parish who will be inducted into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame on Oct. 21. The report adds that Parish was awarded the Silver...Show More Summary

A Look at Week One of the Bridgegate Trial provides a “Day-by-Day look at the Bridgegate trial that includes a slide show highlighting “7 things we learned” that leads with “Christie was told, prosecutors say.” The post A Look at Week One of the Bridgegate Trial appeared first on Toll Roads News.

MTA Sign Seems to Encourage Texting while Driving

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 MTA Sign Seems to Encourage Texting while Driving appeared first on Toll Roads News.

NY Thruway to Pursue “Additional Enforcement Options” as Uncollected Tolls Mount

WGRZ News catches up with the NY State Thruway’s losses in uncollected tolls, reporting, “Nearly $11 million in tolls went unpaid on the New York State Thruway from 2010 to 2014. From 2013 to 2014, uncollected tolls jumped from $2 million...Show More Summary

A Wrinkle in FDOT’s TBX Plan — New Toll Lanes on Howard Frankland Bridge – Raises Concerns

Tampa Bay Times reports, “Commuting across the Howard Frankland Bridge is already a slog. And state officials are poised to make the congestion even worse — unless you can afford to buy your way out of it. The Florida Department of Transportation...Show More Summary

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