Daily News Briefs, February 24, 2017

PA Turnpike Chair Logan Resigns, Takes Post at Gaming Board
Crews to Begin "Repositioning" the Closed Delaware River Turnpike Bridge Today
Moroun Lawsuit Is a Bid to Ship Hazardous Materials across the Ambassador Bridge
WSDOT Envisions 40-Mile Corridor of Dynamic Tolling Lanes in Puget Sound
Key Players in VDOT-Elizabeth River Crossings P3 Open Up on the Deal
Port Mann Bridge Is "Still Bleeding Money" and Losses "Cast Doubt" on Viability of Project to Replace Massey Tunnel with Toll Bridge
GDOT Commissioner Talks Up Atlanta Express Lanes, Eyes Truck-Only Lanes Down the Road
TxDOT Calls Portion of I-35 West Project "Substantially Complete"
IL Tollway to Replace "Iconic" Coin Buckets with Touch Screens that Process Cash, Coins and Credit Cards
IL Governor Backs Tollway over Canadian Pacific RR in O'Hare Access Dispute
Labor Groups Raise Red Flag about NY Thruway's Use of Capital Funds for AET
CT Transportation Committee Chair Backs Tolling, Says Gas Tax Increase Won't Yield Needed Revenue
Maine Lawmaker Pushes Bill Authorizing Turnpike Authority to Build a New Spur
Scofflaws Will Have a Tougher Time Because of Wyoming License Plate Changes
Macquarie Atlas Seeks Equity Injection
Australian Pension fund IFM Chasing International Toll Roads
Trump, GOP Lawmakers May Defer Action on Infrastructure Renewal

Daily News Briefs, February 23, 2017

407 ETR Highway, a "Holy Grail" of Tolling, "Has Stood the Test of Time"
FL Lawmakers Advance Bill to Expand CFX Territory
MTC Board Elects New Chair and Vice Chair
GA House Passes Bill to Crack Down on Scofflaws by Withholding Vehicle Registrations and Tax Refunds
SANDAG Reports "Significant Progress" on $128 million South Bay Rapid Transit Project
Kapsch Names Jeffrey Adler as VP of ITS and Solution Consulting Practice
MoPac Express Lane Project Completion Date Could Slide Back Once Again
Bids for FTE's SunTrax Test Facility Expected to be Issued in March
Fair Warning: I-66 HOT Lanes Construction Will Be Disruptive
Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates Gears Up to Battle Trump and State Funding Proposals
IL Lawmakers File Bills to Rename Highways after Obama
RI Governor Raimondo Marks Year One of RhodeWorks Program, but "Barely Mentions" Truck Tolls
SRTA Is Pleased with I-75 South Express Lanes Usage
Newspaper Calls Central Florida an Ideal Spot for Launching Smartphone Toll Payment Apps
An Oregon Take on WA Lawmakers' Push to Replace the I-5 Columbia River Bridge
Macquarie Atlas Takes Full Ownership of Dulles Greenway

Daily News Briefs, February 22, 2017

Moroun Claims Michigan Is "Cheating" His Company Out of Millions in Ambassador Bridge Tolls
Caltrans, BATA Eye Climate Change Impact, Risk that Bridge Toll Plazas Could Be Underwater during Storms by 2050
OTA Approves 12 Percent Toll Hike
Longmeadow Parkway Project Construction Is Coming in under Budget
WisDOT Audit: Agency "Overlooked" $550 Million Interchange Project
Dubai Extends TransCore's Salik Toll System Contract
Louisiana DOTD Will Host Transponder "Swap Meets" to Roll Out New Sticker Tags
PANYNJ Draws Editorial Fire for Police Officer Compensation
TxDOT, CTRMA Make Case for SH 45SW Project
New App Is Designed to Encourage More Travel through Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
Louisiana Lawmakers: Yes, to Projects. On Funding? Not So Much . . .
Arizona DOT Eyes Expanding Use of Road Sensors
WV Debt Rating Downgraded as Lawmakers Express Doubt about Governor Justice's Toll Hike, Bonding Plan
Hill Op-Ed: P3 Projects Don't Need Tolls to Work. PA's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project Cited as a Model "Availability Payment" P3
Indonesia Inks Plans for $3.8 in Toll Road Projects
Nova Scotia's Proposal to Toll Trans-Canada Highway Segment to Pay for Twinning Project Gains Traction

Daily News Briefs, February 21, 2017

NY Times: Colorado DOT's $1.7 Billion, I-70 Project Draws Ire, Raises Health and Equity Concerns
PANYNJ's Bayonne Bridge Goes Cashless and First Customer Is "Thrilled"
Tulsa Officials Hammer Out Plan with OTA, ODOT to Finish Expressway Project as a Turnpike
WV Lawmakers Close Loophole on Turnpike's Transfer after Debt Retirement as Governor Campaigns to Keep and Raise Tolls
NC Governor Cooper Nominates 10 New NCDOT Transportation Board Members
US Surface Transportation Board Is in "Flux" as IL Tollway Awaits Decision on ROW Dispute with Railroad
INRIX Report: Congestion Cost US Drivers Nearly $300 Billion in 2016
NCDOT Pressed to Consider Plan B for Proposed Mid-Currituck Toll Bridge
Cape May County (NJ) Bridge Commission to Install E-ZPass at Toll Spans
Escambia County Commissioners to Consider Moving to AET or Eliminating Tolls Altogether at Bob Sikes Bridge
WA Lawmakers Open Debate on I-5 Bridge Replacement Push
Mass Turnpike AET "Glitch" Results in Past Due Collection Notices Being Issued
NJ Newspaper Cheers Crackdown on Scofflaws
Report Recommending Lombard Street Toll Cost $110,000
Traffic Experts Spar Over the Math Behind Germany's Proposed Toll for Foreign Drivers
India Toll Road Operators Still Await Compensation for Demonetization Losses

Daily News Briefs, February 20, 2017

Bayonne Bridge Becomes PANYNJ's First All-Cashless Facility Today
WV Governor Jim Justice on Lawmakers Who Just Don't Get the Need for Highway Funding: Knuckleheads
Lawmakers, Citing Negative Economic Impact, Try Once Again to Compel MDTA to Move I-95 Bridge Tolling Point
WA Lawmakers Revisit I-5 Bridge Replacement
Alameda County Transportation Commission's I-580 Express Lanes and Waze Carpools App Earn Props
Missouri Lawmakers Study "All Possibilities for I-70"
Gasparilla Island Bridge Authority Leaders Earn Another Term as Agency Readies to Make Repairs
The Voters Have Spoken and the Winner Is . . . The Chicago Skyway's $5 Toll
Kansas Financial Woes Kill Plans for New Missouri River Bridge -- Tolled or Not
New Bill Would Authorize Construction of a Maine Turnpike Spur
AET's "Time Has Come" Say Editors of New Hampshire Daily
Pennsylvania Turnpike to Hold Open House on Widening Project near Pittsburgh
Indiana Toll Road Gets a Jump Start on Finishing Its $200 Million Paving Project
Ontario Nixes Contractor Bonuses for Asphalt Quality after Report Details Tampering
Toronto Star Columnist Goes to Bat for Tolls
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