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PA, MI & OH Form “Smart Belt Coalition” to Foster Self-driving Tech

The Beaver County Times reports, “[PennDOT] has partnered with its sister agencies in Ohio and Michigan in an effort to collaborate on self-driving vehicle technologies. Called the “Smart Belt Coalition,” the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission...Show More Summary

Uber and Amtrak join forces to solve North Carolina’s ‘last mile’ problem

A three-month pilot program between the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and technology provider TransLoc aims to bring together Amtrak train stations, public transit and Uber through TransLoc’s Rider app. Can it help solve the are…

Alstom to supply metro system for Hanoi line 3 in Vietnam

Alstom has signed a contract with Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board (MRB) for the supply of a metro system for Hanoi metro line 3 in Vietnam.

Queensland Government to approve upgrade of Sunshine Coast rail line

Australia's Queensland Government is reportedly set to approve a plan to upgrade Sunshine Coast railway line that connects Brisbane with the Sunshine Coast.

Question of the Day: Is TBX a Solution to Urban Traffic or a “Waste of Taxpayer Money?”

WUSF posts a report on the Tampa Bay Express project and asks, “Is it time for the Tampa Bay area to create express toll lanes to speed up urban traffic? Or is it a waste of taxpayer money and an affront to historic neighborhoods? The post Question of the Day: Is TBX a Solution to Urban Traffic or a “Waste of Taxpayer Money?” appeared first on Toll Roads News.

IN Gov. Holcomb Recommends Tax Hike for Roads, Bridges

The Herald Bulletin reports, “Indiana Gov. Eric J. Holcomb recommended a tax hike to fund roads and bridges, one of his new administration’s five pillars he presented during his first State of the State speech Tuesday.” The report adds,...Show More Summary

Hampton Roads Projects Ace VDOT Scoring Test for Funding

The Virginian-Pilot reports, “Expansion of the High-Rise Bridge in Chesapeake and improvements to Laskin Road and the Interstate 64/264 interchange are among the projects that would be funded under a plan put together by Virginia Department...Show More Summary

CT Lawmakers Follow Tradition and will Debate Tolling State Highways Once Again

Stamford Advocate reports, “The General Assembly will again consider installing electronic tolls on state highways, renewing a debate that’s becoming an annual ritual at the state Capitol. State Rep. Henry Genga, D-East Hartford, has submitted a bill that would bring electronic tolls to an unspecified number of highways and state Sen. Show More Summary

VA Transportation Board to Vote on Extending I-95 Express Lanes

WTOP reports, ” Toll lanes are expanding rapidly in Virginia, and the Commonwealth Transportation Board is scheduled to give additional approvals Wednesday to extending the lanes along the Interstate 95 corridor.” The post VA Transportation Board to Vote on Extending I-95 Express Lanes appeared first on Toll Roads News.

New E-ZPAss Only Garden State Parkway Interchange Rankles Some Local Officials

Greater Media Newspapers reports that some local officials were caught unaware that a new Garden State Parkway interchange will accept E-ZPass and motorists without a transponder will receive a violation notice. The post New E-ZPAss Only Garden State Parkway Interchange Rankles Some Local Officials appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Lyft Pushes Congestion Pricing Plan to Solve Traffic Woes

The Washington Post reports, “Lyft President John Zimmer laid out an ambitious vision Tuesday for solving the traffic woes of the nation’s cities. In a Medium post penned with co-founder Logan Green, Zimmer said companies like Lyft can...Show More Summary

NC County Municipalities Having a Hard Time Forming a Transportation Planning Organization in Wake of I-77 Toll Lanes Battle

The Charlotte Observer reports that Mecklenburg County municipalities are having trouble forming an organization to replace a transportation planning commission that has been criticized for supporting the I-77 Express project. The post...Show More Summary

Joliet City Council Considers Hiring Project Managed for Houbolt Road Interchange

The Herald-News reports, “The Joliet City Council on Tuesday will consider hiring a project manager for the Houbolt Road interchange, one of the first steps on the road to construction, but one that could cost the city nearly $400,000. Show More Summary

The “Long-controversial” U.S. 460 Expansion is Dead

The Virginian-Pilot reports, “The U.S. 460 expansion project from Suffolk to Zuni is dead. The long-controversial plan, which was significantly pared down from prior plans, was too costly to score well in the new state transportation...Show More Summary

I-66 HOT Gantries Going Up

The Washington Post reports, “Activation of the high-occupancy toll lanes system on Interstate 66 is months away, but over the next few days, drivers inside the Capital Beltway will notice some changes that are part of the set-up. The...Show More Summary

Bestpass Processing RiverLink Accounts

Bestpass announces that the company has already processed more than $140,000 in Ohio River Bridges tolls during RiverLink’s first 15 days of toll operations. The release adds, “Our early volume … indicates that we are serving a real need for our customers,” said John Andrews, president and CEO of Bestpass. Show More Summary

President-elect Trump Polling at Historic Low but Tolling to Pay for Infrastructure Polls Worse

ABC News reports, “Donald Trump enters office as the most unpopular of at least the last seven newly elected presidents, a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finds.” The report adds that, in terms of policy goals, “Opposition peaks, at...Show More Summary

Gannett Fleming Welcomes Cybersecurity Expert

Immanuel Triea, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CISSP-ISSAP, SSCP, GICSP, GREM, has joined Gannett Fleming as the senior director of information security.

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