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Illinois Tollway 2017 Budget Calls for $1 Billion Capital Plan, $300 Million in Borrowing

The Bond Buyer (subscription required) reports, “The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority’s proposed 2017 budget calls for nearly $1 billion in capital spending supported by $300 million in toll-backed borrowing.” The post Illinois Tollway 2017 Budget Calls for $1 Billion Capital Plan, $300 Million in Borrowing appeared first on Toll Roads News.

ITR Will Not Lift Lane Restrictions During World Series

WSBT News reports the ITRCC currently has no plans to lift its construction-related lane restrictions for fans headed to the World Series games in Chicago and Cleveland. Some fans and roadside vendors would like the toll road to reconsider. The post ITR Will Not Lift Lane Restrictions During World Series appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Mid-Bay Bridge Authorities (Florida) May Use Surplus to Lower Tolls

WEAR News reports, “The Mid-Bay Bridge that connects Destin and Niceville may soon see a reduction in its toll. After last year’s price hike brought the toll up to four dollars, the bridge will have a surplus. On Tuesday, bridge authorities...Show More Summary

L.A. Metro Receives Milestone 50th Kinkisharyo Model P3010 Light Rail Vehicle

Celebrating a milestone and an enhancement for rider convenience, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently took delivery of the 50th Kinkisharyo International (KI) Model P3010 Light Rail Vehicle (LRV).

MassDOT Provides a Detailed Timeline for Transition to AET This Friday reports, “Massachusetts Department of Transportation officials on Monday detailed the timeline for Friday’s switch to all electronic tolling, a cashless system meant to increase air quality and decrease congestion along the Massachusetts Turnpike.” The transition starts at 6:45 p.m. Show More Summary

FDOT Funds Self-Driving Public Transportation “Circulator” Service in Tampa

Tampa Bay Business Journal reports, “The Florida Department of Transportation is making available $1 million to the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority to fund an Autonomous Vehicle Circulator Service in downtown Tampa. TheShow More Summary

CTA Announces 2017 Proposed Operating, Capital Budgets

The Chicago Transit Authority has proposed a balanced $1.524 billion operating budget that holds the line on base fares and preserves bus and rail service levels, while continuing historic investment to modernize the CTA

Innovative Building Technology App Concept Takes Top Award in Siemens JUMP Challenge

Siemens recently announced the winner of its open-technology challenge with JUMP, a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and five national laboratories that has established an online crowdsourcing community.

CTDOT Initiates Rail Noise Mitigation Efforts

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) has announced that Connecticut would become the first state in New England to install automated horn systems, commonly known as wayside horns, at various rail at-grade crossings.

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Bike Path Opens to Yerba Buena Island on Sunday

Caltrans has completed the final segment of the 4.5-mile San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (East Span) Bicycle/Pedestrian Path connecting the current bike path from Emeryville with the new endpoint on Yerba Buena Island.

Bus Passengers Urged To See Something, Say Something By Safer Travel Police

With Halloween and Bonfire Night looming, bus passengers across the West Midlands are being urged to report anti-social behaviour on the network with the new look See Something Say Something service.

Kansas City Region Offers Free Bus and Paratransit Fares on Election Day

RideKC routes will offer free fares all day on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to make it easier for citizens to vote in the General Election.

RTC Bike Share to Officially Roll Through Downtown Las Vegas on Oct. 27

The commitment to convenient, easy-to-use transportation options continues as the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has announced it will join local leaders to celebrate the launch of RTC Bike Share.

BYD Wins Tender to Supply Electric Buses to Cape Town

BYD has won a bid to supply a fleet of 11 battery electric buses to the city of Cape Town, South Africa.

SITCE Event Highlights Need to Harness Public Transport for More Liveable Cities

The LTA (Land Transport Authority) and UITP (International Association of Public Transport) Singapore International Transport Congress & Exhibition (SITCE) concluded on Friday and reflected the need to harness the potential of public transport

NextSense Opens US Office

In the future, the North- and South American customers should benefit from faster response time and customer proximity. For this reason, NextSense is opening its first foreign subsidiary in Atlanta, in the State of Georgia.

RTA Board Approves More than $4M in Federal Funding; Total Budget More Than $7M

The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Board has approved funding for ten projects through the federally-funded Section 5310 Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program.

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