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CTRMA Approves Design for Additional TX 130 Flyovers

Austin American-Statesman reports, “The Texas 130 tollway, as it nears its 10th birthday, is ripe for its first expansion. The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority board on Wednesday decided to spend $8.1 million designing three additional flyovers at the U.S. Show More Summary

I-405 Tolls Eliminated

The Herald (Everett, WA) reports that State Representative Mark Harmsworth (R-44), a prominent critic of the I-405 express lanes and a co-author of recently adopted night and weekend toll restrictions, is seeking reelection. He has pledged to work for the complete elimination of I-405 tolling if reelected. Show More Summary

Doubly Bad News for Churchill

One On Monday, the Port of Churchill handed layoff notices to approximately 50 of its workers and gave notice that it will not be shipping any more grain this year. This effectively shuts the port down, although reports indicate that...Show More Summary

MDTA Has Two New Board Members

The Maryland Transportation Authority announced that Governor Larry Hogan has appointed two new authority board members, William H. Cox, Jr., of Bel Air and John F. Von Paris of Upper Falls. Cox was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1971 to 1991. Show More Summary

A Rough Morning for PANYNJ Police

NJ.com reports that July 27 started out as a busy day for PANYNJ police officers. A New Jersey woman went into labor in a toll lane on the George Washington Bridge at 7:40 a.m. “Only an hour earlier,” the site reports, “police stopped a man who climbed a railing on the bridge and threatened to […] The post A Rough Morning for PANYNJ Police appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Virgin Australia lost $224.7 million in full year to June 30

Virgin Australia has posted a set of numbers that reinforce the view that the best investment in air travel is an airport car parking franchise The post Virgin Australia lost $224.7 million in full year to June 30 appeared first on Plane Talking.

MA Turnpike E-ZPass Holders Complain of Billing Errors

WWLP-TV News (Springfield, MA) reports receiving “dozens” of complaints about E-ZPass transponder misreads at the Massachusetts Turnpike’s Interchange 6 (the Springfield/I-291 exit). The station talks to one motorist who says she has been overcharged several times over the past two months. Show More Summary

NJ Senate President Calls for Public Pension System Investment in Infrastructure

NJ.com reports that New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is publicly supporting infrastructure project investment as a means of boosting state employee pension system returns. The chairman of the State Investment Council agrees the idea is worth considering, but “[a]s always, it depends on the details. Show More Summary

MassDOT Engineer Explains Why Speed Matters in an AET System

MassLive.com has been trying unsuccessfully to get MassDOT to explain why it monitors speed as vehicles pass beneath the gantries of its new AET system. Finally, an enterprising reporter finds a department engineer who explains thatShow More Summary

MassDOT Names TollPayer Advocate Appointed in March

MassLive.com also reports, “The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has finally revealed the name of the tollpayer advocate, an ombudsman of sorts for drivers who will soon be paying tolls at highway speeds. His name is Leonard Fournier, but not much else is known about him. Show More Summary

WI Needs a New Transportation Funding Formula, and Legislator Says Tolling Should Be Considered

The Capital Times (Madison) reports that Wisconsin faces a major 2017-19 transportation funding gap, and the governor, Scott Walker, “says he will not raise taxes or fees to fund transportation projects, despite calls from Republican...Show More Summary

Boeing under financial and airline pressure to ‘fix’ 737 MAX family

While Boeing keeps talking about a better MAX or an all new MoM jet, Airbus is keeping quiet and winning the orders for its alternatives The post Boeing under financial and airline pressure to ‘fix’ 737 MAX family appeared first on Plane Talking.

News Roundup: Hiring

David Rolf righteously demolishes the record of neighborhood councils ($). Yonah Freemark reviews the transportation platforms of the federal parties and candidates. Spoiler alert: the Democrats are better. Sammamish Council split on ST3; comments narrowly focus on Sammamish, not thinking as a subarea, much less a region. Show More Summary

Statement from TPD Superintendent Sullivan in Regards to Facebook Posting

Statement from Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) TPD Superintendent Richard Sullivan in regards to Facebook posting.

BART PD's National Night Out Effort Focusing on Community Ties at a Pivotal Time

As the lull of late summer transforms to the buzz of back-to-school, BART ridership increases and with it, comes the annual ritual of National Night Out - a community crime prevention and safety event that has been going strong for 32 years.

WI: Full Common Council Approves BRT Connecting Milwaukee, Wauwatosa

Milwaukee aldermen gave planners their blessing to seek a $36 million federal grant to build an east-west bus rapid transit line linking Milwaukee and Wauwatosa.

British Transport Police Launches Operation to Reassure Weekend Revelers

British Transport Police will be carrying out high visibility patrols to reassure the travelling public at peak times over the weekend.

Arrest Made in Alleged NJ Transit Ticket Scam

New Jersey Transit Police have arrested a Dover, NJ man accused of tampering with a ticket vending machine and selling NJ Transit rail tickets and passes.

TX: Cap Metro Looks to Boost MetroRapid with Buses, Stations, Lower Fares

July 26--Looking to goose lagging ridership on its two rapid bus lines, the Capital Metro board this week decided to spend $10.2 million to buy 15 more special buses and thus have buses come by every 10 minutes much of the time, instead of the

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