Lame-brained lefty at Washington Post gripes about Capital Beltway 495 Express Lanes offending his "principles" CRITICISMBy Peter Samuel on December 2, 2012
Washington Post metro affairs columnist Robert McCartney writes that the new 495 Express Lanes on the Capital Beltway "offer shorter travel times to people with money. So they’re Lexus lanes.” And he says he's "not crazy about… extra convenience for the affluent" because "It offends my egalitarian sentiments."
2012-06-26: Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) executive director for 13 years Frank G McCartney is retiring to take a new position of Toll Industry Market Leader at Parsons Brinckerhoff.
TOLLROADSnews has come into possession of a recording of a recent telephone conversation between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (CC) and Frank McCartney (FMcC), executive director of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission on the matter of a public private partnership (P3) to revamp the Scudder Falls Bridge on I-95 near Trenton. A guy with a Cockney accent called: "just hunred poonds, mighty cheap it is."
Frank McCartney speaking on behalf of the toll industry group IBTTA - he's president this year - told federal legislators today they need to remove legislative barriers to tolling. He was speaking to the Highways and Transit Subcommittee of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.
Key quotes in an IBTTA release on the McCartney testimony:
Frank McCartney, executive director of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) since 1999 has begun serving as 2011 president of the IBTTA, the Commission says in an announcement today. He takes over from Steve Snider CEO of the Halifax, Nova Scotia bridge commission.
Talk in Harrisburg is that Frank G McCartney executive director of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) is the leading candidate to replace Joe Brimmeier as executive director of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.