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Two Giant Holes on FL Pike Repaired over Weekend

Miami Herald reports, “Monday morning commuters won’t have to worry about the two giant holes that opened up over the weekend in the southbound lanes of Florida’s Turnpike near Hard Rock Stadium.” The report adds, “”“It’s a true testament...Show More Summary

Human population will decline dramatically, one way or another

energyskeptic : "As oil exponentially declines, so will population and food."

Dr. Gridlock on Inside-the-Beltway HOT Lanes Plan

The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock takes on reader’s qyuestions regarding VDOT’s plans for HOT lanes inside the Capital Beltway, noting at one point that, well, things are complicated. The post Dr. Gridlock on Inside-the-Beltway HOT Lanes Plan appeared first on Toll Roads News.

OK Editorial Writers Look at OTA’s Tax Hike, Expansion Plans

Tulsa World editorial editor Wayne Greene makes the case for the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority is considering a three-phase, $900 million toll hike meant to finance new projects, argung, in the end, that, “There are no free roads. TheShow More Summary

Jefferson Parish Council Member Proposes Referendum for Causeway Bridge Toll Hikes for Improvements

WDSU News  reports, “Jefferson Parish Council member Chris Roberts said the public needs to decide whether Causeway Bridge tolls should increase to fund safety improvements.” The post Jefferson Parish Council Member Proposes Referendum for Causeway Bridge Toll Hikes for Improvements appeared first on Toll Roads News.

MA Lawmakers Challenge Mass. Pike’s New AET Rates and Privacy

The Milford Daily News reports, (“State Sen. Karen Spilka (D-AshlanD) is taking the lead in questioning the rates and privacy of the Mass. Pike’s new All Electronic Tolling System by sending a letter to state transportation officials.”)...Show More Summary

TX Sen Nichols on “Growing anti-toll Sentiment”, People Need the Facts.

Quorom Report (via Houston Chronicle) reports, “A key lawmaker [Sen. Robert Nichols, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee] is arguing that an additional $38 billion in transportation funding should be no reason for lawmakers...Show More Summary

Lake of the Ozarks Bridge Commission Eyes Plan to Eliminate Tolls

Lake News Online reports, “After two traffic studies and a plea from the business community to give locals a break, the Lake of the Ozarks Community Bridge Commission has voted to extend off-season rates by two months – all while setting...Show More Summary

RiverLink Account Numbers “Thrill” Kentucky Officials

The Courier-Journal (Louisville) reports that with several months remaining before the start of Ohio River Bridge project electronic tolling, more than 4,000 people and 100 businesses have already opened RiverLink transponder accounts. Show More Summary

Workshop Will Focus on CFX’s Role in Poinciana Parkway Extension

Orlando Sentinel reports (scroll down to the “Viviana Janer” heading) that Osceola County Commissioners “will be having a workshop to discuss the possibility of the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) building out the future phases...Show More Summary

AP Counts Continuing Costs of Bridgegate Scandal

Associated Press notes that realigning the bridge’s traffic cones one September morning probably took only minutes, yet the repercussions of that action are still being felt three years later. AP reports the scandal has cost millions...Show More Summary

PANYNJ Police Snag Another Scofflaw reports that port authority police arrested a young woman who tried and failed to cross the Goethals Bridge without paying the toll on August 26. Police say it wasn’t her first attempt: they discovered she owes PANYNJ almost $7,000 in tolls and fees. The post PANYNJ Police Snag Another Scofflaw appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Tolling Opponents Take Aim at Cibolo Parkway Proposal

San Antonio Express-News (subscription may be required) reports on the controversy stirred up by opponents of the proposal to construct Cibolo Parkway, a seven-mile, tolled extension of FM 1103. The City of Cibolo, Guadalupe County,Show More Summary

IL Tollway May Sue Railroad to Break Impasse over “Western Access” Project

Chicago Tribune reports, “Calling the railroad’s refusal to negotiate over a highway project just west of O’Hare International Airport ‘irresponsible,’” Illinois Tollway authority chairman Bob Schillerstrom is threatening to file suit against Canadian Pacific Railway before the US Surface Transportation Board. Show More Summary

Fitch Affirms Rating of MDTA Revenue Bonds

Fitch Ratings on Friday, August 26, “affirmed Maryland Transportation Authority’s... approximately $2.3 billion of outstanding transportation facilities project revenue bonds at ‘AA-‘. The Rating Outlook is revised to Positive from Stable.” The post Fitch Affirms Rating of MDTA Revenue Bonds appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Locomotive Classifications

CN 3014, classed as EF-644t Following on my recent post about railfan names for locomotives, I was asked on Instagram what the cryptic letters on CN locomotives meant. CN Locomotive Classifications The CNRHA's CNCylopedia has a great page that describes what these cryptic designations are. Show More Summary

Podcast #23: Cranky Contrarians

I-732 and progressive coalitions (1:20) Reuven Carlyle’s doubts about ST3 (24:05) What do ST1’s cost overruns tell us, if anything, about ST3? (35:30) Angle Lake (42:30) Sponsored by Talking Headways

Latest MH370 find demolishes claims of gliding landing

A large smashed piece of what appears to have been MH370 has been recovered in Mozambique The post Latest MH370 find demolishes claims of gliding landing appeared first on Plane Talking.

Rubber and Thermoplastics in Railway Traffic

Rex Articoli Tecnici SA researches, develops and produces specific materials and finished products, counting on an expert team of chemists and technicians specialised in elastomers and on its laboratories equipped for carrying out all the necessary t…

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