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Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Toll Increase Is Coming

WDSU reports on the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway toll increase scheduled to take effect May 6. Toll tag holders will pay an additional dollar ($3.00), and cash customers, two dollars more ($5.00) Causeway general manager Carlton Dufrechou...Show More Summary

Illinois Tollway Staff Ask Board to Tighten Penalty and Collection Policies

Daily Herald reports, “For years, the [Illinois Tollway] had used three missed tolls in two years as the tipping point for drivers to be issued a notice and face fines of $20 per infraction. That policy was changed with little fanfare...Show More Summary

Moody’s Predicts Tolls Will Have a Greater Role in Closing the Highway Funding Gap

Moody’s Investors Service is out with a new report on toll roads. “In light of stagnant federal funding and limited capacity for states to increase spending,” Moody’s says in a release, “toll roads will play an increasing role in addressing the funding gap for road and bridge infrastructure needs in the US.... Show More Summary

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Nova Scotia Plans Partial Elimination of Cobequid Pass Tolls by 2019

Amherst News and Citizen-Record reports that Nova Scotia’s Transportation Minister, Geoff MacLellan, announced that Highway 104-Cobequid Pass tolls will be eliminated for Nova Scotians, probably in 2019, but “there’s a strong possibility...Show More Summary

Survey Reveals Strong Irish Support for Tolling for Both Congestion Management and Infrastructure Funding

Irish Independent reports, “Motorists would be prepared to support the introduction of a congestion charge to limit the number of cars in town and city centres, a survey of 10,000 people across 10 European countries has found. Two-thirds...Show More Summary

Still No Definite Completion Date for CTRMA’s MoPac North Project

Austin American-Statesman reports, “There’s still not a hard end date for the $200 million project to add a tolled express lane on the north stretch of MoPac Boulevard (Loop 1), but contractors estimate more sections should be open by...Show More Summary

Nova Scotia Passes on Tolling Highways That Need CDN$390 Million in Safety Improvements

CBC News  reports that Nova Scotia’s government “plans to spend $390 million [approximately US$286.4 million] over seven years to improve highways in Nova Scotia, and won’t be using tolls to pay for the work. The province said it will...Show More Summary

DRJTBC Approves Contracts for I-78 Improvement Work

Lehighvalleylive.com reports, “The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission this week announced the approval of two contracts totaling $12.6 million for work on its 7-mile stretch of [Interstate 78].... ‘While this isn’t a large project, it is strategically important,’ said Joe Resta, the commission’s executive director. Show More Summary

Two Full-Mission Driving Cab Simulators for Abellio East Anglia's Flirt Trains

Transurb has been appointed as supplier for the two full-mission driving cab simulators dedicated to the training of Abellio East Anglia drivers by STADLER Bussnang last week.

HUBER+SUHNER to Bring Comprehensive Connected Mobility Solutions to Railtex 2017

Global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER will be exhibiting its extensive portfolio of technology and solutions for the rail industry at Railtex 2017, taking place in Birmingham, UK, from 9-11 May.

Nîmes-Montpellier Bypass High-Speed Line

France’s Nîmes-Montpellier bypass, also known as Contournement ferroviaire de Nîmes et Montpellier (CNM), will be the first mixed high-speed Ligne à Grande Vitesse (LGV) line dedicated to both passenger and freight transport.

News Roundup: Above the Fold

Zach Shaner, front page, above-the-fold ($) A peek at Tacoma Link’s new stations. Erica asks Mayoral candidate Mike McGinn a lot of questions about density. Governor Inslee noncommittal on car tab changes, says some good things about limiting Carbon. The “Seattle Partners” Key Arena proposal is the less car-centric ($) of the two. Move Seattle […]

TransIT to Host Commuter Appreciation and Outreach Event on April 27th

On Thursday, April 27th, TransIT Services of Frederick County will be hosting a Frederick County Commuter Appreciation and outreach event in partnership with MARC Train, MTA Commuter Bus, and Enterprise Rideshare.

Mike Bowman Joins USSC Group Valor Seating

USSC Group has announced the appointment of Mike Bowman as sales manager for the organization.

Curtis Stitt to Retire, Capping Transformative Tenure as President and CEO

Having served 18 years at the Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA), including the past five as president and CEO, W. Curtis Stitt has announced at Board of Trustees meeting that he will retire Sept. 30.

Public Gets First Look at New California Locomotive

The public got its first look at one of the newest locomotives to hit the rails recently when the new Charger diesel electric locomotive was put on display at the California State Railroad Museum in historic Old Sacramento.

New Flyer Electrifies US DOT Earth Day Fair with New e-bus for WMATA

New Flyer Industries Inc. (New Flyer) signaled its expansion in electric mass transportation, showcasing the Xcelsior XE40 electric bus it has delivered to Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) at the US DOT Earth Day Fair.

PA: Harkins Proposing New Safety Bill Sparked by 2014 Workplace Death of EMTA Mechanic

State Rep. Pat Harkins, of Erie, will unveil proposed legislation Wednesday that he wrote in response to the death of an Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority mechanic who was fatally injured on the job in 2014.

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