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NY Thruway’s AET Plans Raise Safety Concerns

WNYT  interviews Mike Elmendorf, an Associated General Contractors official, about his group’s concern that the New York Thruway’s conversion to AET tolling presents a “safety” concern. “The state would probably save money if the toll...Show More Summary

Wisconsin Lawmakers Continue to Debate Funding Plan, Tolling

Associated Press explores potential methods of closing the revenue gap in Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure budget (one of which is tolling) and the relative cost to motorists of the options under consideration by state leaders. The post Wisconsin Lawmakers Continue to Debate Funding Plan, Tolling appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Bay Bridge’s “Cormorants Condos” are Packed with Aquatic Birds

KPIX reports, “Suddenly, in the last few weeks, cormorants by the hundreds have finally decided to move into specially constructed roosting areas beneath the new [Bay Bridge] span. Sea bird biologist Mark Rauzon said, ‘“I thought itShow More Summary

Congressional Progressive Caucus to Roll Out Infrastructure Plan

The Hill reports, “The Congressional Progressive Caucus will lay out its own infrastructure proposal this week, staking out a position ahead of a legislative debate over transportation that is expected to heat up later this year. The effort, spearheaded by Rep. Show More Summary

Opponents Pack State Hearing on Maine Turnpike Authority’s York Plaza Relocation Plan

Portland Press Herald reports, ” York residents continued their decade-long battle against a plan to relocate the York toll plaza on Monday, turning out in force to oppose a proposal they say will damage the environment and negatively...Show More Summary

Lawmakers, Environmental Group Join Opposition to Great Lakes Basin Transportation’s Rail Line, Toll Road Proposal

Janesville Gazette reports, “A transportation company’s request to keep secret a list of investors in its proposed rail line drew criticism Monday from two state lawmakers and an environmental advocacy group. In a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board, Rep. Show More Summary

IL Tollway Board Committee Advances $25 Million for Environmentlal Impact Study of Route 53 Extension

Chicago Tribune reports, “An Illinois Tollway board committee on Monday approved spending $25 million to study a long-debated and controversial extension of Illinois Route 53 north into Lake County. The Customer Service and PlanningShow More Summary

USDOT Announces Senior Level Staff Appointments

The US Department of Transportation announced several senior staff appointments at the end of last week. The list of appointees includes Geoff Burr (Chief of Staff), Thomas “Finch” Fulton (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Policy), and James Ray (Special Advisor to the Secretary for Infrastructure). Show More Summary

Czech Republic Won’t File Lawsuit over German Road Toll Legislation

Radio Prague reports, “The Czech Republic will not file a lawsuit over German road toll legislation although it may revisit the issue if another country files,” a government spokesman announced on May 22. The post Czech Republic Won’t File Lawsuit over German Road Toll Legislation appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Blackstone Secures Enormous Saudi Investment for US Infrastructure Projects

The New York Times reports that Blackstone, an investment company run by Trump supporter Stephen Schwarzman, secured an “enormous” Saudi investment in a new infrastructure fund that will focus primarily on US projects. The $20 billion...Show More Summary

TBX Is Dead but New Plan Under Consideration includes 90 Miles of Toll Roads

Tampa Bay Times reports, “Tampa Bay Express [or TBX] is dead. But its replacement — Tampa Bay Next [or TBN] — will likely include many of the same projects, including express toll lanes on the rebuilt Howard Frankland Bridge. The newspaper...Show More Summary

How Far Will I-95 Tolled Express Lanes Extend South?

The Free Lance-Star reports that a new VDOT-Transurban design for extending I-95 tolled express lanes seems to foreclose the possibility of reaching as far south as Massaponax. “But that doesn’t mean the express lane extension couldn’t be revived,” according to a local planning official. Show More Summary

DRJTBC to Upgrade Iconic “Trenton Makes The World Takes” Sign with LED Color Changing Lights

NJ 101.5 reports, “The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission announced on [May 22] that Car & Duff, Inc., of Huntingdon Valley [PA], will be paid no more than $647,000 to install LED color-changing lights” on the famous “Trenton Makes The World Takes” sign displayed on the commission’s Lower Trenton Toll-Supported Bridge. Show More Summary

Little Canadian jet causes big trouble in Boeing Town

Boeing takes issue with good customer Delta paying too little for a better jet it doesn't make. Really! The post Little Canadian jet causes big trouble in Boeing Town appeared first on Plane Talking.

Abrupt #climatechange

Do you feel that we have entered the sharp turn of the exponential curve of warming? That there is no chance of turning back?Ok. It is likely you are right. Now, what to do.We should make our last years as painless as possible. Let's...Show More Summary

#Heat or #Emissions?

The idea of reducing human carbon emissions is to reduce greenhouse effect and thereby reduce the temperature of the biosphere.There are two ways to reduce human emissions. Stop producing them, or get energy from non-carbon sources.The main problem with getting energy from non-carbon sources is that there is nothing about them that curbs growth. Show More Summary

Biting the bullet: Is Texas ready to embrace high-speed rail?

The Texas bullet train proposal is dividing opinion across the Lone Star State, but recent reports suggest that President Trump has earmarked it as one of the country’s key infrastructure projects. Could this be the boost the project needs, or simply…

More To Love: Alaska Air’s Annual Aviation Day

Roughly 1,200 high school and college students from across Washington state descended on Alaska Airlines’ maintenance facilities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport recently to get a behind-the-scenes look at the aviation industry. Show More Summary

Fallen Flags Train

CP 6251 heading south This is a quickie post about a CP train that had a lot of "fallen flags" cars on it. What's a Fallen Flag? North Western - Employee Owned For railfans, a "fallen flag" is a railway that doesn't exist as that entity any more. Show More Summary

Greater Dayton RTA Teen Summer Passports Return

The Greater Dayton RTA has announced it will once again offer a special travel deal for teens over the summer.

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