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Maine Pike Loses Bid to Stop DEP Hearing on York Toll Plaza Relocation

Seacoastonline.com reports, “The commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection nixed a request by the Maine Turnpike Authority to stop an upcoming DEP hearing on the York toll plaza relocation project.” The post Maine Pike Loses Bid to Stop DEP Hearing on York Toll Plaza Relocation appeared first on Toll Roads News.

FL Lawmakers Files Bill to Have State Take Over Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority’s Garcon Point Bridge

Pensacola News Journal reports that a Florida lawmaker “wants to turn the Garcon Point Bridge over to the state.... [He] is [sponsoring a bill that includes an amendment] requiring the Florida Department of Transportation to run an economic...Show More Summary

Express Lanes Projects Underway in Jacksonville

WJAX reports, “Two sets of Express Lanes are already under construction in Jacksonville,” and more are on the way.” The report adds that the third project, on a section of I-95, would included all electronic tolling. The post Express Lanes Projects Underway in Jacksonville appeared first on Toll Roads News.

WV Gov. Justice to Call Special Session for Budget, Road Funing Plan that Includes Continuation of Pike Tolls

Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that West Virginia Governor Jim Justice will  call the state legislature into special session on May 4 to approve a fiscal year 2017-18 budget plan. Among other things, he will ask lawmakers “to approve...Show More Summary

WSDOT to Revisit Highway 99 Tunnel Toll Rates

The Seattle Times reports, “In 2014, after two years of work and a number of false starts, the committee working to set tolling prices on the new Highway 99 tunnel in Seattle hit on a [solution]” that it calculated would cover pledged construction costs, maintenance and more. Show More Summary

FBI Removes Records from Engineering Corp’s Offices related to Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority

KGBT reports that “FBI agents removed dozens of boxes from the Dannenbaum Engineering Corp. office in McAllen on [April 26] including records related to the Hidalgo County Regional Mobility Authority.... [The Authority] hired Dannenbaum to manage toll road projects designed to link the Anzalduas and Pharr-Reynosa international bridges. Show More Summary

Critics of RI Truck Tolling Plan Urge Municipalities to Have Signs Removed

WJAR reports that critics of RhodeWorks project signs placed by RIDOT are urging municipalities “to pass resolutions asking the state to remove the signs.” They call the 200 roadside signs “self-serving advertisements for the program and Gov. Gina Raimondo.” The post Critics of RI Truck Tolling Plan Urge Municipalities to Have Signs Removed appeared first on Toll Roads News.

NCDOT Delays Toll Projects Pending I-77 Contract Review

The Charlotte Observer  reports, “The N.C. Department of Transportation is delaying – again – planned express toll lanes on Interstate 485 in south Charlotte and in the median of U.S. 74 near uptown.The state has said it wants to wait...Show More Summary

WSDOT Advancing a Tolled $1 Billion State Route 167 Extension Project

Tacoma Weekly  reports, “Plans are moving forward for the extension of State Route 167 as a way to better connect the warehouse and distribution hub of the Kent Valley to the Tacoma Tideflats and ease traffic through the region.” The...Show More Summary

Jetstar v Choice, and a pox on both houses

Choice, the consumer news service, has totally lost the plot in its attack on Jetstar The post Jetstar v Choice, and a pox on both houses appeared first on Plane Talking.

Deals this week: Stadler, Alstom, Sound Transit

Stockholm Transport (SL) has placed a CHF232M ($233m) order to Stadler for 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU), which also includes an option for an additional 45 vehicles.

Brussels Intercommunal Transport Company (STIB/MIVB) Chooses NetModule

Communications specialist NetModule reports a successful major project with AEG Belgium for the STIB/MIVB transport company in the nation's capital city. From the start of the project in March 2013 to its completion at the end of 2015, more than 1,08…

L.A. Metro Joins National Safety Week May 1-5

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) is promoting National Safety Week May 1-5 to help raise awareness of construction safety for the thousands of workers on Metro transit project sites.

Melting permafrost shows that #heat will undo all our #emissions efforts

arctic.ru : ""If current underwater permafrost melting trends, accompanied by large-scale methane emissions into the atmosphere, persist, this may cause even more substantial emissions. These emissions could cause hard-to-predict climatic...Show More Summary

Alstom and Airbus Sign a Cooperation Agreement in Cybersecurity

Alstom and Airbus have announced the signature of a strategic cooperation agreement in the field of cybersecurity.

NY: Amtrak Announces Plans to Improve Penn Station Infrastructure

Amtrak will begin work on the decaying infrastructure at Penn Station beginning in May, taking several tracks out of service at a time, which will affect all railroads using the station.

TAM Announces 2017 Roadeo Winners

On Saturday, April 22nd, the Transportation Association of Maryland (TAM) hosted its 22nd Annual Roadeo.

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