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GA: Gwinnett Will Spend $767K to Explore its Transit Future

Gwinnett officials voted Tuesday to spend more $767,000 to explore the future of transit in the county.

NC: The City of Charlotte Wants to Open its Streets to GM's Self-Driving Cars

The city wants to be a pioneer in self-driving cars, and is in early talks with General Motors about the car maker testing new autonomous vehicles, most likely in University City.

NC: Huntersville Opposes Study of Alternative Light Rail Lines in North Meck

Huntersville has pushed back against a planned $2.3 million study of alternatives to light rail in northern Mecklenburg County, digging in against a project that has failed to gain traction for nearly two decades.

Daily News: Uproar over Cuomo’s Port Authority IG Proposal Can Be Resolved by NJ Passing Reform Legislation

Daily News (New York City) editors write that PANYNJ chair John Degnan is really, really opposed to Governor Cuomo’s proposal to create a separate New York State inspector general for the authority, so opposed that he met with the editorial board to vent his objections. Show More Summary

Report Documents THEA’s Contributions to Regional Economy

SaintPetersBlog spotlights a report commissioned by the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) that says “the agency’s strategic investment planning decisions have generated $1.2 billion in local and state gross domestic product...Show More Summary

Alstom delivers Smartlock 400 interlocking technology to Serbian Railway

Alstom has delivered its new Smartlock 400 signalling interlocking technology to the Serbian Railway Company in collaboration with the Serbian Mihajlo Pupin Institute.

UK’s TfWM to take over Midland Metro trams operations

The UK's Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) is set to take over day-to-day operations of its Midland Metro trams when the existing concession held by National Express expires next year.

Dulles Toll Road Has a Couple of Very Good Months

WTOP reports, “More people are using the Dulles Toll Road this year compared to 2016, and a lack of snow could be playing a role. Drivers paid about $12 million in tolls in January and more than $11 million in February. The $23 million...Show More Summary

Cibolo, TX, Signs Development Agreement with Private Toll Road Proposer

San Antonio Express-News reports, “The Cibolo City Council has given the green light to a Dallas firm that hopes to construct and operate a toll road — called Cibolo Parkway — leading south from FM 1103 in town to Interstate 10.... The development agreement approved by a 6-0 city council vote... Show More Summary

Maine Governor LePage Suggests an MTE-MDOT Merger Could Result in the Elimination of Most Tolls

Portland Press Herald reports that Governor Paul LePage “would like to see the Maine Turnpike Authority merge with the Maine Department of Transportation, believing it would lead to the elimination of most tolls.” The governor told a...Show More Summary

US ConnDOT to upgrade Noroton Heights Railroad Station platforms

The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) in the US has announced plans to replace the Noroton Heights Railroad Station platforms in Darien.

Flying Abroad – Giving the Smaller Airports Some Love Too!

I think of my nearest airport as the world’s biggest little airport. Phoenix Sky Harbor (PHX) serves the 12th-largest metro area in the country, yet its only intercontinental flight is a daily British Airways 747-400 to London Heathrow (LHR). Show More Summary

What can California learn from European HSR hubs?

San Francisco-based urban designer Luca Giaramidaro has travelled through many of Europe’s best high-speed rail hubs on a fact-finding mission to see what California can learn to support its own high-speed project.

BAM wins train depot construction contract from Stadler

UK-based civil engineering company BAM Nuttall has secured a contract from Stadler Rail Services UK to build a train depot in Kirkdale, Liverpool.

Locals Frustrated with Grand Island Bridges Traffic Jams Want an End to Tolls or an AET System

WKBW reports that business owners harmed by traffic backups at the New York Thruway’s Grand Island Bridges tollbooths want the tolls lifted or an electronic toll collection system installed. They rallied with other toll opponents last night, March 22, in Niagra Falls. Show More Summary

San Clemente Is OK with a Proposed TCA Toll Road Extension (Unless It Crosses City Boundaries, That Is)

The Orange County Register reports that the San Clemente, California, officials are unhappy with the Transportation Corridor Agencies for designating a potential 241 Toll Road extension route that runs into the city. (TCA is studying...Show More Summary

VA Governor Will Announce New Toll Relief Plan for Hampton Roads Motorists Today

WAVY reports that Virginia’s Governor, Terry McAuliffe, and transportation secretary, Aubrey Layne, “will be in Portsmouth [this afternoon, March 23] to announce a proposed budget amendment designed to help ease the financial burdenShow More Summary

Congressman DeFazio Wants the Federal Gas Tax to Rise a Penny Per Year (and He’s Sure No One Will Even Notice) reports that Congressman Peter DeFazio, ranking minority member of the House Transportation Committee, “is betting that Americans will pay a penny more at the pump to pay for infrastructure investment, and he’s doubling...Show More Summary

NH News Site Backs State Senate AET Bill’s editorial staff endorses the New Hampshire Senate AET bill, SB 134. “We support the passage of the bill as it’s currently written. It is only a matter of time before [the move to cashless tolling happens], and now is as good a time as any. Show More Summary

MTA Starts Residency Checks on Motorists in the Verrazano Narrows Toll Discount Program reports that MTA has instituted a review process to verify that motorists who receive the Verrazano Narrows toll discount for Staten Island residents actually reside in the borough. “If everything checks out, the resident discount is renewed automatically. Show More Summary

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