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Toronto Star Columnist Goes to Bat for Tolls

Toronto Star Columnist Royson James says Toronto needs to get smart about new revenue sources, including tolls: “Tolls have benefits and negatives. But it is no tool to sneeze at, especially when the tool box is slammed shut by our own...Show More Summary

The Voters Have Spoken and the Winner is … The Chicago Skyway’s $5 Toll

Chicago Tribune  columnist Eric Zorn wrapped up his poll asking readers if the Chicago Skyway’s toll was worth the investment and reports that of the 600 responses, “Fifty-six percent of you said you usually choose the Skyway over the...Show More Summary

AET’s “Time Has Come” says Maine Paper

Foster’s Daily Democrat editorial board writes, “Toll plazas have become roadblocks. However, technology and commonsense have combined to provide a better alternative to the toll plazas with its cash booths. One that is virtually accident-free,...Show More Summary

Kansas Financial Woes Kill Plans for New Missouri River Bridge – Tolled or Not

St. Joseph News-Press reports, “The Kansas Department of Transportation is unable to proceed with plans for a new Missouri River bridge due to the state’s lingering financial issues.” It adds, “Tolling, one component thought as an expedient...Show More Summary

Chair of Maine House Transportation Committee Files Bill to Grant Turnpike Authority to Build Spur to Link Gorham and the Roadway

Sun Media Group reports, “[Maine] Rep. Andrew McLean, D-Gorham, who represents parts of Gorham and Scarborough, is sponsoring a bill that would authorize construction of a turnpike spur to Gorham. McLean, House chairman of the Transportation Committee, expects the bill to be out of the Legislature’s Revisor’s Office next week. Show More Summary

Ontario Nixes Contractor Bonuses for Asphalt Quality after Report Details Tampering

Canadian Press reports, “Ontario will stop giving highway contractors certain bonuses for asphalt quality after the auditor general reported some were tampering with samples. It’s one of several dozen items the Liberal government says...Show More Summary

Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority Chair & Vice Chair Earn Another Term as Agency Readies RFP to Fix Swing Bridge Machinery

Boca Beacon reports that the Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority board voted to give the chair and vice chair another term. The report adds that the engineering committee chair had bad news: “The technical problem in the machinery ofShow More Summary

WV Gov. Justice on Lawmakers Who Just Don’t Get the Need for Funding: Knuckleheads.

MetroNews reports, “On Friday [February 17], while addressing a crowd during “Transportation Day” at the state Capitol, Governor Justice reached for just the right word to describe lawmakers who remain skeptical of his $2.8 billion infrastructure...Show More Summary

Alameda County Transportation Commission’s I-580 Express Lanes (and Waze Carpools app) Earn Props

KRON  posts an in-depth report on the success of Alameda County Transportation Commission’s I-580 Express Lanes program as well as the new Waze carpool system that ACTC endorses. The post Alameda County Transportation Commission’s I-580 Express Lanes (and Waze Carpools app) Earn Props appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Cars are literally killing us every day

Dangerous by Design 2016 | Smart Growth America: "Between 2005 and 2014, a total of 46,149 people were struck and killed by cars while walking in the United States. In 2014, the most recent year for which data are available, 4,884 people were killed by a car while walking—105 people more than in 2013. Show More Summary

Wrong solutions are wasting valuable time, energy

There are so many wrong solutions for energy and climate, we had to create another blog to try to address them. These are more than just mistakes, they are absorbing critical activist energy and wasting precious time. Before you back a solution, think it through. Show More Summary

Trump praises newest Dreamliner the 787-10 as all American made

Australian cities are expected to get some of the first 787-10 services to Singapore from next year, but will we fit into the seats? The post Trump praises newest Dreamliner the 787-10 as all American made appeared first on Plane Talking.

The Technical Challenges of Seattle-Vancouver High Speed Rail: Part 1

Looking to foster greater ties with our Canadian neighbor, last fall Microsoft sponsored the Emerging Cascadia Innovation Corridor Conference in Vancouver. Many of the issues discussed were as you’d expect: the flow of skilled labor between the U.S. Show More Summary

CA: Two Years After Deadly Metrolink Crash in Oxnard, Crossing Upgrade in Limbo

Two years after a deadly Metrolink train crash in Oxnard, a long-planned bridge that officials say would have prevented the collision remains in funding limbo.

MA: Worcester Mayor, Manager Urge No New Stops for Commuter Train

City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr. and Mayor Joseph M. Petty are calling on the MBTA to maintain the Heart to Hub nonstop service between New England's two largest cities and amend the schedule to accommodate 9-5 workers.

Riverside Transit Agency Announces 2016 Employees of the Year

Whether it was making a difference on the streets, in the maintenance shop or behind the scenes, several Riverside Transit Agency (RTA) employees have earned top honors for 2016.

City of Miami Beach Starts Operating 14 New Specialty Vehicles Trolleys

Limousines of South Florida has taken delivery of fourteen new Specialty Vehicles trolleys on behalf of the city of Miami Beach.

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