Daily News Briefs, August 29, 2016

RiverLink Account Numbers "Thrill" Kentucky Officials
Report Suggests PA Turnpike's Annual Payments to PennDOT "May Not Be Legal," Due to NY Federal Court Ruling
Workshop Will Focus on CFX's Role in Poinciana Parkway Extension
Tolling Opponents Take Aim at Cibolo Parkway Proposal
MA Lawmakers Question Turnpike's New AET Rates and Data Collection
AP Counts Continuing Costs of Bridgegate Scandal (Beyond the Dollars and Cents)
IL Tollway May Sue Railroad to Break Impasse over "Western Access" Project
Iconic Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza May Give Way to Gantry
Woman Chases Cat on Busy Tollway. Experts Suggest This Is Not Good. (Video Included.)
Lake of the Ozarks Bridge Commission Eyes Plan to Eliminate Tolls
Parish Official Proposes Voter Referendum on Causeway Bridge Toll Hike
TX Senator Nichols on "Growing Anti-Toll Sentiment:" People Need the Facts.
Dr. Gridlock on Inside-the-Beltway HOT Lanes Plan
OTA's Toll Increase and Expansion Plans Earn Editorial Support
Two Giant Holes on FL Turnpike Repaired over Weekend
Fitch Affirms Rating of MDTA Revenue Bonds
Crime Beat: PANYNJ Police Snag Another Scofflaw. Rocket Launcher Seized at Peace Bridge.

Daily News Briefs, August 26, 2016

MA Lawmaker on Turnpike's AET Conversion: Why No Gantries around Springfield and Worcester?
MA Turnpike on the Balance between AET System Research Potential and Customer Privacy
Use of Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Tolls for Other Bridges Is Jeopardizing Proposal for $100 Million Bond
Motorists Overestimate the Benefit of Using Express Lanes Says Texas A&M Professor
CRRMA's Border Highway Could Soon Be Toll Free
KTA to Change Its Weather Alert Procedure after Mistaken Tornado Warning Tweet
State Board Approves OTA Bonds for Expansion Projects that Remain on Hold
Group Called "Victims of Eminent Domain" Might Join Suit Against OTA
Tennessee DUI Law Endangers Federal Road Funding
Bestpass Launches Two New Departments to Serve Expanding Customer Base
TX Transportation Commission Approves $70 Billion in New Projects
WI Assembly Minority Leader Says Toll Roads Are a Funding Possibility
Bay Bridge Peak Traffic Starting Earlier
I-77 Mobility Partners on the Hook for Culvert Repairs. Inspection Reports Cited.

Daily News Briefs, August 25, 2016

MA Tollpayer Advocate on New AET Toll Rates: "They're Great."
MA Will Expand Toll Discount for Users of State's E-ZPass
OH River Bridges AET Math: Lower Operating Costs and Higher Revenue
CTRMA Targets Late August Opening Date for MoPac
CTRMA Awards $78.6 Million Contract for SH 45 SW Project
NJ Reporter Visits and Rates Parkway, Turnpike Rest Stops. (Scores for Decor, Style, Personality, Swimsuit Competition . . .)
A Lawyer's Study IDs Houston's Deadliest Intersections. Two Are at Sam Houston Parkway.
NET RMA Begins Work on "Troubled Section" of Toll 49
MDTA Dials Back Bicyclist Access to Hatem Toll Bridge
Kane County Officials Make Case for Longmeadow Parkway
Seattle's Bertha Has a New Driver
Fitch Upgrades Rating of Florida Pike Revenue Bonds
Automakers "Take Different Routes" in Designing Self-Driving Cars
European Toll Road Operators Take on EU Directive

Daily News Briefs, August 24, 2016

OTA Delays Vote on Toll Hikes as Litigation Looms over Bond Financing and Expansion Projects
Arkansas Studies Tolling for I-49 Project
PA Pike's CEO Makes Case for Toll Enforcement Legislation
Study Touts Impact of PA Pike's $1.7 Billion Mon-Fayette as Its Future Is on the Bubble
MA Mayor Asks for "Grace Period" before Turnpike's AET System Goes Live
Boston Herald Editorial: Don't Sweat AET, People. Now about that Putin Guy . . .
Moroun Family Eyeing "Legal Hail Marys" to Block or Delay Gordie Howe Bridge
East End Crossing Construction Enters the Homestretch
Governor Christie Flew the "Chairman's Flight" that Led to Samson Guilty Plea
Sault Ste. Marie Bridge Authority Switches Up Capital Plan
Truck Traffic Begins at the Anzalduas Bridge
Bloomberg Columnist Writes, "Don't Lowball the Upside of Fixing Roads and Bridges"
LA Metro Taps CH2M Team for HOV Lanes Project
VDOT: I-66 Widening Finished on Time and on Budget
Nissan Releases Self-Driving Car

Daily News Brief, August 23, 2016

Mass Pike Rolls Out New AET Toll Rates. E-ZPass Users Are "Strongly Favored."
MassDOT Releases More Information about "Tollpayer Advocate" . . . and His E-ZPass Use
MassDOT Responds to Privacy Concerns about AET System's "Hot List" Feature
SRTA's I-85 HOT Lanes Set Toll Record
Oklahoma Officials Eye New Toll Road
Ohio River Bridges Contractors Receive OSHA Citation over Crane Collapse
FDOT's Massive I-75 Project to Start Delivering Relief for Motorists
Pickup Smashes Toll Plaza at Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
Washington Post Asks What Happens When Transit Wonks Gather to "Play with Traffic?" (Too Easy.)
AP Takes a Deep Dive on States' Efforts to Advance Self-Driving Car Testing, Research
TxDOT's I-35 Express Lanes a Hit at Public Meeting, Except for Those Tolls
OTA to Consider Toll Hikes Today for Major Expansion Projects (Litigation Cited)
MDOT vs. Mouron Showdown over Land for Gordie Howe Bridge Continues
MO Senate Transportation Chairman to Push Gas Tax Next Session. Tolls? Not So Much.
HCTRA's State Highway 249 Expansion Project Ahead of Schedule
Study Looks at "Drowsy Driving-Related Deaths" and Crash Costs
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