Daily News Briefs, June 27, 2017

With Federal Approval in Hand, NC Backers of Proposed $2 Billion I-73 Project Seek State Law Change to Permit Tolling
Houston Chronicle: "Unlikely Forces Unite Foes of Tolls, Sprawl"
The Seattle Times: "Tolling Doesn’t Get Much Love, but It Eases Gridlock"
Orange County (CA) Transportation Authority Approves Plan for Securing TIFIA Loan for I-405 Project
New Law Prompts SCDOT Commission Member to Resign
Golden Gate Bridge Tolls Increase Starting July 3
Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Member Doesn't Buy the Notion "Tolling Is Fair" Compared to a Gas Tax Hike
Local Planners Vote to Continue PA Turnpike's $2 Billion Mon-Fayette Expressway Extension
The Wilsons vs. the Cuomos: Debate over Naming the New Tappan Zee Bridge Continues
First Phase of FDOT's First Coast Expressway Project Is Due to Be Completed by Year's End
E-ZPass Customer Service Lanes Back-Up for Two Hours in Advance of July's Cashless Tolling Launch at the Verrazano Bridge
In a First, Golden Gate Bridge Will Close Northbound Lanes to Traffic during Annual Marathon (Terrorism Concerns Cited)
Colorado DOT's Mountain Express Lane Is Paying Dividends
CTRMA's Design-Build Process for the US 183 North Toll Project Moves Forward
Orange County (CA) Toll Spending Slows (Along with New Car Purchases and John Wayne Airport Travel)
Merger of Nebraska's Roads and Aeronautics Departments into a Unitary DOT Won't Cost "an Extra Penny"

Daily News Briefs, June 26, 2017

Hit-and-Run Driver Crashes into NH Turnpike Tollbooth
91 Freeway Express Lane Rates Will Increase July 1
Report Recommends UK Government Adopt Nationwide Road Tolls to Compensate for Fuel Tax Shortfall
Missouri's High-Level Task Force on Transportation Funding Begins Work This Week
"Powerful and Deep-Pocketed" Wisconsin Business Interests Try to Block Toll Legislation
Illinois Budget Impasse May Halt Kane County Toll Bridge Project, but Not Tollway-Funded Overpass Construction
Cuomo Sends More State Police to New York City in Part to Catch Toll Scofflaws
PANYNJ Discovers Toll Jumper Owes $41,000 for over 600 Prior Violations
West Virginia Turnpike Toll Increase and Borrowing Law Signed
Grand Island, NY, Official Uses Facebook to "Call Out" Governor Cuomo on Bridge Toll Removal Issue
Florida County's Decision to Explore US 1 Tolling Stirs Local Debate
Indiana Toll Road Crashes Prompt State Police Warning against Inattentive Driving
Oregon Bill Envisioning Bi-State Bridge Tolls Riles Vancouver, Washington, Newspaper Editors
Kingston, ON, Mayor Insists New Bridge Will Not Be Tolled

Daily News Briefs, June 23, 2017

IL Tollway Board Signs WSP USA as Its New Consulting Engineer, but AECOM Remains in the Lineup
Joseph Lhota Returns as MTA Chairman
Plenary Roads Denver Seeks Express Lane Toll Rate Adjustments to Ensure "Reliable Travel Times"
Major Traffic Jam Mars Opening of MTA's New HOV/Bus Lane on the Verrazano Bridge
MDX Board Chair Stands by Proposal for Dolphin Expressway Extension
BC Liberals Join Call to Make Vancouver Bridges Toll Free. Surrey Mayor Says the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Depends on Tolls.
Concern for Marathon Runners' Safety May Cause Three-Hour, Partial Closure of Golden Gate Bridge in July
New HCTRA and TxDOT Safety Measures Protect Motorists against Highway Flooding Hazards
Bill to Name the Tappan Zee Replacement Bridge after Mario Cuomo Fades in the Night
Jersey Shore Toll Bridge Closed for Repair in April Reopens Today
As Oregon Debates Congestion Pricing Proposal, London's Mayor Embraces Bold, New Road-Pricing Strategy
"The Economist" Surveys the Potential Rewards and Risks of US Infrastructure Privatization and Asset Recycling
Murder-Suicide of Vehicle's Two Occupants Witnessed by Chicago Skyway Toll Collector
Motorists Will Travel Free on Korean Government Expressways during National Holidays

Daily News Briefs, June 22, 2017

Illinois Budget Impasse Could Halt 700 Projects ($2.3 Billion of Work) on July 1
MassDOT's Buyout of Former Turnpike Toll Collectors Costs Nearly $12 Million
Greg Woodsmall Leaves ERC to Take Dulles Greenway Position
Lawmakers Substitute "Commuter Pass" for Tolls on Syracuse Segment of NY Thruway
KY Officials Say Tolling of the Planned I-69 Ohio River Bridge Remains a Strong Possibility
First Toll Increase on Chesapeake, Virginia's, New Veterans Bridge Is Coming
Monroe County (FL) Commissioners Vote to Study Tolling US 1 in the Keys
Despite Ordering MnDOT to Study Tolling, Minnesota Lawmakers Are Skeptical about Its Expansion
Australian Pension Fund Executives Lobby US Officials, Looking for a Role in Infrastructure Initiatives
Delaware Adopts a Constitutional Amendment Creating a Transportation Funds "Lockbox"
Transportation Funding (Toll Proposals Included) Figures in Oregon and Wisconsin Budget Deadlocks
San Clemente Gets Really Anxious about Possible Route of TCA's 241 Toll Road Extension
Economist Foresees Self-Driving Vehicle Gridlock, Suggests Road Pricing Is the Antidote
Mexico's New Electronic Toll Collection Program Spans 2,500 Miles of Highway
German Officials Debate Use of Toll Data to Track Criminal Suspects

Daily News Briefs, June 21, 2017

Feds OK I-73 Construction Permits. Myrtle Beach, SC, Still Needs $2 Billion Funding, and Tolls Are a Possibility.
Florida Turnpike Provides Details on a US First: Tolled Express Lanes on a Tolled Interstate
Opponents of IL Tollway's Route 53 Extension Push for Study of Potential Health Impacts
Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority Chair Apologizes for Partisan Attacks on Trump and Canadian Conservatives
RI House Committee Approves Highway Surveillance Bill to Crack Down on Uninsured Drivers -- But Not Toll Scofflaws
Another Entry in the "Let's Name the Tappan Zee Replacement Bridge" Contest
NY State Officials Announce "Buy American" Steel, Iron Agreement
Bill Would Require NY Thruway to Share Grand Island Tolls with Communities Affected by Toll Plaza Pollution, Traffic
CA City Supportive of 710 Freeway Tunnel Option Retains Law Firm to Analyze Possible Recourses
MDX Reminds Motorists: Use the Turn Signal
Environmental Agency Review of Maine Turnpike's York Toll Plaza Relocation Plan Nears an End
RITBA to Wrap Up Bridge Project This Week
WV Gears Up to Start Road Work Now as Bond Vote Looms
Critics Continue to Hit Privatization, Trump Infrastructure Plan
Public Meeting on Gordie Howe International Bridge Set for Tonight
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