Daily News Briefs for August 1

August 1, 2014
MTA to Accept Credit Cards ~ HTF Patched & Tolls Pitched ~ Caltrans 405 Proposal Draws Fire ~ AC X-Way Turns 50 ~ Plate Reader Woes on Bay Area Bridges ~ Free Trips End in Miami Express Lanes ~ BESTPASS Adds New Clients

Oregon Reviews Road Usage Charge Program Bids

August 1, 2014
Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) officials are now reviewing bids from companies seeking to participate in the nation’s first large-scale test of a pay-by-the-mile road usage charge program,...

Are We There Yet? A Test of National Toll Interoperability

August 1, 2014
13,000-Mile Road Test across 38 States Hits a Toll Point on Every Major US System

Senate Vote Sends Highway Funding Bill to President

July 31, 2014
Associated Press reports that the US Senate tonight voted to approve the House of Representatives' bill to replenish (with $10.8 billion) and reauthorize (through May 2015) the federal Highway...

Daily News Briefs for July 31

July 31, 2014
Tacoma Narrows Bridge Debt Issue ~ Push to Change San Antonio Transportation Spending Priorities ~ More on New DRIC Appointees ~ FDOT Presentation on St. Pete "Gateway Express" ~ Dr. Gridlock Suggests Review of I-66 Express Lanes Proposal ~ AND Much More

Portland-Vancouver, WA, Bridge Proposal Set for Advisory Vote

July 30, 2014
Construction funding is an unresolved issue, but the project's chief advocate is firmly opposed to tolls.

Detroit International Bridge Project Appointments Announced

July 30, 2014
As anticipated, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Canada's Transport Minister, Lisa Raitt, today announced key appointments to the bodies that will oversee the Detroit River International Crossing...

Daily News Briefs for July 30

July 30, 2014
Major Detroit Bridge Announcement Coming ~ Contractor Sues KY Transportation Agency ~ MTA Holds Firm on Fare Hike ~ SH 45 SW May Be Snagged Again ~ Tolls vs. Sales Taxes ~ AND More

Senate Action on Highway Trust Fund Bill

July 30, 2014
An amended measure goes back to the House of Representatives with only days left before Congress (and federal highway spending) go into recess.

Daily News Briefs for July 29

July 29, 2014
Locals Discuss Response to Caltrans HOT Lanes Proposal ~ Obstacles to US P3 Financing Probed ~ Initial Reaction to Washington State Bridge Proposal ~ Lawsuit Challenges Tollway Traffic Forecast ~ Public Hearing Tonight on TX SH 45SW ~ AND More

Daily News Briefs for July 28

July 28, 2014
Caltrans & County Clash over Managed Toll Lanes ~ New Proposal for Additional Columbia River Bridge ~ Kapsch's NY Thruway Contract ~ Wekiva Parkway & HTF Legislation ~ ME Turnpike Nixes AET Plaza ~ Motion to Dismiss Sakonnet Bridge Suit ~ AND More

Daily News Briefs for July 25

July 25, 2014
Criticism Grows of US House Highway Funding Bill ~ Flatiron Gets Major WSDOT Contract ~ IFA Reaches Financial Close on I-69 Section 5 Project ~ AR Study Unfavorable to Tolling Proposal ~ Proposed Land-Money Swap to Help Detroit Bridge Project ~ PA Bill Would Require Legislative OK for Interstate Tolling ~ Look for New CRC Bridge Proposal ~ AND More
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