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FL: HART Adds Produce Stand to Additional Transit Center

HART and Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful are expanding efforts to put an end to food deserts. Fresh produce is now accessible at two Tampa transit centers.

PA: Transit Agencies Hold First Merger Meeting in Two Years

After being on the back-burner for two years, transportation officials from the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS), Luzerne County Transportation Authority (LCTA) and Hazleton Public Transit are once again talking about collaboration.

National Express Announces Directorate Changes

National Express Group PLC ('National Express') has announced the appointments of Matthew Ashley as chief executive officer of its North America division and Chris Davies as group finance director following Ashley's move.

Blue Line Extension LRT Project Achieves Milestone with FTA Approval to Enter Engineering Phase

The project to build a light rail line connecting the suburbs northwest of Minneapolis to downtown cleared a major hurdle. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) gave the Blue Line Extension LRT Project a green light to start the engineering phase

Colorado DOT Receives Final Environmental OK for “Massive” I-70 Widening Project

The Denver Post reports that after 14 years of controversy, the Colorado Department of Transportation has received a federal Record of Decision that gives it the authority to move forward with its $1.2 billion Central 70 widening project. Show More Summary

DelDOT Awards a U.S. 301 Tollway Construction Project

The News Journal reports, “Transportation officials this month awarded a $10.7 million contract to Newark-based A-Del Construction to rebuild the intersection at Summit Bridge and Armstrong Corner roads, near Middletown. It is the latest in a string of multimillion-dollar contracts for the U.S. Show More Summary

FL Lawmakers Files Bill to Expand Reach of CFX but Nobody (Including CFX) Knows Why

Florida Politics reports, “State Rep. Tom Goodson filed a bill Thursday to expand the Central Florida Expressway Authority into Brevard County, yet it seems no one on the expressway authority knows why. Goodson filed House Bill 299,Show More Summary

THEA Changes Collection Companies & Customers are Confused with Bills that are Four Years Old

WFLA reports, “Driving on the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway is a lot smoother than paying the tolls these days. The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has changed its collection company.  Drivers are getting hit with toll bills...Show More Summary

TfGM awards contract to KeolisAmey to operate Metrolink light-rail network

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) in the UK has awarded a contract to KeolisAmey to operate and maintain the city’s Metrolink light-rail network.

FS Italiane to acquire Trainose from HRDAF

Italy's state railway group Ferrovie Dello Stato Italiane (FS Italiane) has signed an agreement to acquire rail company Trainose from Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRDAF) in a deal valued at €45m ($48.1m).

Abertis CEO is Cool on P3s in the States, Cites PA Pike, Chicago and ITR

CNBC posts a Q&A with CEO Abertis Francisco Reynés Massanet, who is somewhat jaundiced about the excitment swirling around the Trump infrastructure plan. Massanet tells the stattion, “We tried to come into the States 10 years ago with...Show More Summary

Is Illinois Budget Stalemate Threatening Stevenson Expressway (I-55) Toll Lanes Project?

Crain’s Chicago Business columnist Greg Hinz contends, “Springfield’s budget stalemate may be claiming a major new victim: a generally well-received plan to expand capacity on the congested Stevenson Expressway (I-55) by adding two new...Show More Summary

Tolling a Possibility for New Arkansas Regional Airport Access Road

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that tolling may be part of the funding mix for a proposed Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport access road. The post Tolling a Possibility for New Arkansas Regional Airport Access Road appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Work Begins on WSDOT’s I-405 Northbound Peak-use Shoulder Lane Project

The Herald reports, “Crews hired by the Washington State Department of Transportation have started work on the I-405 northbound peak-use shoulder lane project.” The report adds, “The $7 million project will be paid for with toll revenue...Show More Summary

GDOT is Betting on Express Lanes as $226 Million I-75 South Metro is Set to Open Next Week

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution advances next week’s opening of the $226 Million I-75 South Metro Express Lanes project, reporting “Express lanes — the state calls them “express lanes,” regular people call them “toll lanes” — are GDOT’s answer to the mess you confront on the roads every day. Show More Summary

Tolling Gains Traction in Hawaii as Governor Says He is Open to a Study

Honolulu Civil Beat reports that Hawaii Governor David Ige says he’s open to the idea of studying the possibility of toll roads, as proposed by House Speaker Joe Souki. The post Tolling Gains Traction in Hawaii as Governor Says He is Open to a Study appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Local Business Come Up with Strategies to Deal with Impact of OH River Bridge Tolls

WDRB reports that one auto dealership has launced a “tolls are on us” campaign as businesses affected by Ohio River Bridges construction – and the fact that some motorists are avoiding the new tolls – are searching for advertising strategies to woo customers. Show More Summary

RiverLink to Issue First Round of Invoices Today

Louisville Business First reports, “The RiverLink tolling system is expected to issue its first invoices Friday, though everyone will not receive them that day. Instead, they will be staggered over the coming days, according to a news...Show More Summary

Virginia’s Hard Lessons from P3 Experience Could Pay Dividends in Trump Administration

Richmond Times-Dispatch reports, “Virginia’s work in transforming how it handles public-private transportation projects, a product of learning the hard way how not to do them, could position the state to benefit from President-electShow More Summary

VDOT’s Layne Says Trump Team is Focus on Toll Projects

WTOP reports, “The Trump transition team has asked Virginia for a list of potential transportation projects, including specific questions about projects that could include tolls, the state’s transportation secretary says. ““He’s asked us for a list …. Show More Summary

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