Daily News Brief, July 28, 2016

Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel Commission Awards $756 Million Contract for New Tunnel Tube
CTRMA Approves Design for Additional TX 130 Flyovers
NJ Senate President Calls for Public Pension System Investment in Infrastructure
MDTA Has Two New Board Members
MassDOT Names TollPayer Advocate Appointed in March
MA Turnpike E-ZPass Holders Complain of Billing Errors
MassDOT Engineer Explains Why Speed Matters in an AET System
WI Needs a Transportation Funding Solution, and Legislator Says Tolling Should Be Considered
Maine Turnpike Authority Eyes Toll Cheats
Leavenworth Officials Back New Missouri River Bridge but Oppose Tolling
August 1 Groundbreaking for I-66 Inside-the-Beltway Tolling Project
I-395 HOV Lanes Will Convert to HOT
Think Tank Pushes Broader Use of Transponders as AET Looms for Mass Pike
NJ Turnpike Revenue Bonds Upgraded by Moody's

Daily News Brief, July 27, 2016

$125 Million TX Turnpike Corp. Proposal Draws Criticism
PA Pike Capital Plan Review Continues
A Crystal Ball Look at Impact of Debt, PennDOT Payments on PA Pike Toll Rates
MTA Board Takes Up Its Financial Plan and ORT Procurement Process Today
Federal Grant for CDOT's Proposed I-25 North Express Lanes
New Support for THEA's Selmon Extension Project
Mass Pike to Offer Some Motorists Toll Relief with New AET System
DRJTBC Buys Site for New Headquarters Building
New Garden State Parkway Bridge Set to Open in August
UDOT Discovers High Rate of I-15 HOT Lane Violations
Fitch Expects Continued Growth of Australian Toll Roads Traffic
Tolling Proposed to Keep CA Tourist Route Open in Winter
New Toll Collection Scam Reported in Arkansas
Former Mass Pike Toll Collector Turned Author Laments AET

Daily News Brief, July 26, 2016

No Cap on FL Express Lanes Tolls
TransCore and ME Turnpike Extend Their Relationship
Kentucky and Fired OH River Bridges Toll Consultant May Continue Mediation
PA Lawmaker Pushes for Tax Credits for Toll Payers
CA Governor Signs Temporary-License-Plate Law Focusing on Toll Violators
Mass Highway Administrator Plugs AET Conversion
RI Town's Proactive Move to Discourage I-95 Toll Avoidance
Governor Raimondo to Discuss RhodeWorks at Convention Forum
Tappan Zee Traffic Slow to Return to Normal after Crane Accident
College Student Launches Petition Drive to End ERC Tolls
New VDOT I-66 HOT Lanes Predicted to Attract "Slugs"
NC Lawmaker Opposed to I-77 Express Steps Down, Ends Reelection Campaign
The Downside of Cashless Tolling: Rental Cars
A Short History of E-ZPass

Daily News Brief, July 25, 2016

PANYNJ Awards Kapsch a Replacement Toll Collection System Contract Worth Up to $147 Million
PA Lawmakers Eye Turnpike Debt Relief, Replacement for $450 Million PennDOT Transit Funding
Post-Gazette Editorial: Time for the State to Address PA Pike's Debt
Burlington, NJ, Bridge Commission Releases Proposed Budget and Capital Spending Plan
Proposal to Retire Mid-Bay Bridge Debt and Eliminate Tolls
Macquarie Atlas Reports 2Q-2016 Revenue and Traffic Increases
Investigators and Experts Probe Cause of Tappan Zee Crane Collapse
Mass Pike AET Gantries Are Clocking Speed, but Not for Ticketing Purposes
PA Pike’s Modified Mon-Fayette Raises Some Concerns
ELizabeth River Tunnels Issues Warning on Overdue Toll Bills
Investigation into Mysterious Florida Turnpike Deaths Continues
MD Transportation Chief in Online Live Chat Today
Original Newport Bridge Employee Still Collects Tolls at Age 87
Ohio Columnist: Automated Toll Booths Can Cost You Your Sanity (Otherwise, No Worries.)
The Crime Beat, Down Under Edition

Daily News Brief, July 22, 2016

For North Texas, a Toll Road Penalty?
Bertha's Breakdown Results in $223 Million in Cost Overruns
Roughly 500 RiverLink Accounts Opened on Day One
Treasure Island to Hire Consultant to Develop Tolling Plan
TN Toll Bridge Project Is Dead
Auditor General Says PA Pike is Right: Debt Is Unsustainable
Employers Press Mid-Bay Bridge Authority (FL) for Commuter Discount
NJ Funding Stalemate Continues as Senate Considers Christie Counteroffer
TxDOT's SH 249 Extension Spurs Lawsuit Threat by Property Owners
Alachua County Commission Candidates Agree: No Dice on FDOT Toll Road Proposal
Locals Object to Delay in Adding Lane to Bay Area Bridge
Tesla Incidents Won't Turn Federal Regulators against "Self-Driving Car" Technology
The Crime Beat (New Wrinkle: Fake Transponders!)
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