Daily News Briefs, October 21, 2016

PANYNJ Approves Financing for Hudson River Rail Tunnels, Promises Not to Raise Tolls
VDOT's Plan to Add HOT Lanes in Hampton Roads Irks Some Drivers
Bridgegate: Governors Christie and Cuomo Discussed Lane Closings "Within Days" of Reopening
KTA Turns Up Heat on Toll Violators
Dallas Mayor Pushes TxDOT to Study Trinity Parkway Plan
A Valentine Peach Pass? GDOT's Henry County I-75 Express Lanes Project Will Open in February
FDOT Could Move 95 Express Entry and Exit Point in Palm Beach County
A Proposal for Safely Implementing Autonomous Trucking: Give Trucks Separated Highway Toll Lanes
Tesla CEO: Bad Reporting about Self-Driving Cars Can Kill People. (It's the Coverage - Not the Cars.)
Traffic Fatalities Spike Despite New Safety Tools, Technology
ITR Looks for Seasonal Workers, Offers $1,000 Completion Bonus
Hiking the Gas Tax Gains Traction in Louisiana, Tolls Not Cited
PANYNJ Police Arrest Alleged Toll Violators at Holland Tunnel
Maintenance Worker Killed on FL Turnpike
FL Turnpike Reopens after Police Standoff
FL Trooper Rescues Bald Eagle from Turnpike

Daily News Briefs, October 20, 2016

Court Ruling Allows CTRMA to Proceed with TX 45SW Construction
IL Tollway Releases Tentative Budget Plan
Il Tollway Aims to Increase Minority Jobs by Teaching Construction Skills
People on the Move: NTTA Board and VA Transportation Commission Have New Members
Bridgegate (The Main Event): Defense Argues that Christie Staffers Knew, but Asked Few Questions
Bridgegate (The Sideshow): Governor Christie to Appear in Court Next Month in Response to Criminal Summons
HOT Lanes Coming to Hampton Roads in 2017
VDOT Apologizes for Skipping Public Comment on Allowing Trucks on I-66 Toll Lanes
VDOT Will Rate the "Scaled-Down" US 460 Project
Tampa Planners Gearing Up for Regional Growth Look for New Express Lanes
SCDOT Extends Hurricane-Related Suspension of the Cross Island Parkway Toll
GDOT Training Accustoms First Responders to I-75 Reverse Toll Lanes
Ohio Turnpike to Host Open Houses at Maintenance Buildings
NTTA Delays Renaming TX 360 the "Texas Ranger Tollway"
Fitch Affirms Rating of ITR Concession Company

Daily News Briefs, October 19, 2016

Two Bidders in the Running for VDOT's I-66 Outside the Beltway Toll Lanes Project
Currituck Toll Bridge Construction Estimate Climbs as Traffic Projections Drop and Opponents Press Their Case
MassDOT on New AET Rates: This Is Not a Toll Hike.
TxDOT's $100 Million Plan to "Untangle" the I-35 North
Larimer County (CO) Approves Local Cost-Sharing Plan for I-25 Toll Lane Project
OTA Gears Up for AET Pilot Project
Williamson County Commissioners Approve Studies for 45 Toll Extension
Streetsblog Hits the TX SH 130 Bankruptcy
Cintra Exec Hits San Antonio Newspaper for Editorial on TX SH 130 Bankruptcy
NY Assembly Majority Leader Says AET Is Likely in NY Thruway's Future
Bridgegate Testimony: Baroni Described as Governor Christie's "Attack Dog"
Small Crowd for Trucker's Rally Against RI Toll Plan
Google's Sidewalk Labs Partners with 17 Cities to Study and Test Mobility Technologies
Fitch Issues Short-Term Rating Correction (MTA Bridge and Tunnel Bonds)
Moody's on Chesapeake Bay Bridge and Tunnel District Bonds, TIFIA Loan

Daily News Briefs, October 18, 2016

IL Tollway's I-90 Smart Road Dubbed a "Technological Game-Changer"
Bridgegate: Baroni Testifies He Thought Traffic Study Was Legit, Puts Blame on Wildstein
MoPac Lanes Open Smoothly as Variable Tolls . . . Vary
Most California RUC Pilot Program Participants Are Happy
MassDOT Suggests Motorists Pass on Selfies as Toll Plazas Are Being Demolished
Thank God or ERC for Traffic Improvements. Your Call.
OSHA Fines IL Tollway Contractor in Death of Worker at Jane Addams Tollway Bridge
Study Suggests Aggressive Drivers and Self-Driving Cars Are Not a Good Combo
A Look at Each of 19 Companies Racing to Put Self-Driving Cars on the Road
TxDOT's US 290 Project Nearing Completion
NTTA to Consider Renaming TX 360 "Texas Ranger Tollway"
Caltrans Implodes Another Bay Bridge Eastern Span Pier
I-75 South Metro Express Lanes (Atlanta) to Open in January
With One Week Left Until the Turnpike Goes AET, MassDOT Keeps Giving Away Transponders
Business Columnist Says Transurban Makes for a Sound Investment Thanks to Results, Assets and Market Share

Daily News Briefs, October 17, 2016

CTRMA Opens First Segment of MoPac Express Lanes
Foye Reportedly to Remain at PANYNJ's Helm
Kentucky Adopts Regulations for Ohio River Bridges Toll Enforcement
Baton Rouge Leaders Press Case for New, $1 Billion Mississippi River Bridge
Clinton Campaign Briefs Mayors on Five-Year, $275 Billion Infrastructure Renewal Plan
MassDOT's Plan for Massive Toll Plaza Demolition Project
Transportation Industry Veterans Promote Greater Workforce Diversity
PA Turnpike Plans Transition to Roadside Fiber-Optic, Broadband Communication System
Technology and Smart Design Help Defeat HOV/HOT Lane Abuses
Bridgegate Trial: Baroni is Expected to Testify Today
Golden Gate Bridge Hires More Officers for Suicide Intervention Patrol
Williamson County (TX) Poised to Start New Projects, Including SH 130 Tollway Connector
Christie Approves Gas Tax Increase Bill, Lifts Transportation Work Moratorium
American Bridge Offered Contract to Rehab Tacony-Palmyra Bridge's Bascule Mechanics
It's a Boy! Mass Turnpike Welcomes New Customer.
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