Daily News Briefs, March 24, 2017

Connecticut House Speaker: State's Tolling of Highways Is "Inevitable"
Florida Bill Would Block Construction of New Express Toll Lanes
Virginia Governor Proposes to Restrict ERC's Use of Vehicle Registration Holds
Maine's Governor Suggests Eliminating MTA and Most Tolls, but That's Easier Said Than Done
Tolling Is an Option, but Not a First Choice for Louisiana Replacement Bridge
TxDOT Proposes Funding for Construction of SH 71 Overpass Bridges
NYSBA Unveils Favorable Audit Report and Increased Annual T&R Figures
Latest Dulles Greenway Toll Increase Is Now in Effect
Ontario Sets Contract Value of Highway 427 Expansion Project at $460.8 Million USD
"Transit Sam" Sees Traffic Congestion and Diversion Resulting from MTA's Recent Toll Increase
Bestpass Introduces LETS, a Toll Management Service for Leased Equipment Providers
VDOT Shares Early Details of Planned I-95 Express Lanes Extension
Ohio Turnpike Survey Reveals Motorists Favor Removal of Toll Gates
Germany Adopts Controversial Toll Plan That Could Stall or Change (You Be the Judge)
KTA Staffer Recognized for Paying Firefighters' Tolls

Daily News Briefs, March 23, 2017

Maine Governor LePage Suggests an MTA-MDOT Merger Could Result in the Elimination of Most Tolls
Cibolo, TX, Signs Development Agreement with Private Toll Road Proposer
Louisiana Replacement Bridge May Come with Electronic Tolling
Granbury, TX, City Council Appears Willing to Study Proposal for New Toll Road
VA Governor Will Announce New Toll Relief Plan for Hampton Roads Motorists Today
Dulles Toll Road Has a Couple of Very Good Months
After One-Day Trial, Suit Seeking to Block TxDOT and CTRMA Projects Is in Judge's Hands
Report Documents THEA's Contributions to Regional Economy
San Clemente Is OK with a Proposed TCA Toll Road Extension (Unless It Crosses City Boundaries, That Is)
MTA Starts Residency Checks on Motorists in the Verrazano Narrows Toll Discount Program
KC Star Editors to Missouri Officials: Stop Stalling, Start Tolling.
NH News Site Backs State Senate AET Bill
Locals Frustrated with Grand Island Bridges Traffic Jams Want an End to Tolls or an AET System
Daily News: Uproar over Cuomo's Port Authority IG Proposal Can Be Resolved by NJ Passing Reform Legislation
Congressman DeFazio Proposes a Gas Tax Increase Nobody Will Notice

Daily News Briefs, March 22, 2017

Six Companies in the Running for Rhode Island AET Contract
PA Turnpike Stops Work on $1.6 Billion Mon-Fayette Expressway Project
Lawmaker Gives MDTA Time to Make Some Needed E-Tolling Improvements
Trial Starts Today on Environmentalists' Lawsuit to Stop Austin Toll Projects
TX Bill Would Subject Mobility and Toll Authorities to Administrative Sunset Review
CT Newspaper Backs Tolls, If Lawmakers Also Create a Transportation Money Lockbox
PA Lawmaker Proposes State Income Tax Credit for Tollpayers
Maryland County Sees I-95 Interchange Construction Project as a Potential P3
ERC Fields More Complaints about Toll Billing
US 101 to I-580 Connector May Make Marin County's Wish List for MTC
WV Senate Advances Part of WV Governor's Transportation Funding Proposal (but Not the Toll Increase Part)
Oregon Lawmakers Debate Boost in Transportation Funding (and Tolling May Be in the Picture)
Nova Scotia Eyes Pay Off of Cobequid Pass Toll Bonds
Group Opposed to Maine Turnpike Toll Plaza Relocation Fails to Meet Fundraising Goal
Toronto Growth and Its Impact on Transportation

Daily News Briefs, March 21, 2017

WV Lawmaker Claims Toll Bills Are Going Nowhere
Mon-Fayette Expressway Project Put in Limbo by Planning Agency's Inaction
PA Turnpike's Improved Winter Storm Response Passes a Test
New Hampshire AET Bill Is Up for House Committee Review Tomorrow
91 Express Lanes Open on Schedule
Illinois Tollway's 2016 Annual Report Has a New Look
New York Senate Passes Bill Authorizing Registration Suspensions for Toll Violations
VDOT Hosts Public Meetings to Show Plans for Its 95 Express Lanes Extension
Tolling Finds Few Friends in Danbury, CT, Where It's Seen as a Threat to the Economy
Recreational Path, Part of New Garden State Parkway Bridge, Has Potential to Be a Significant Community Asset
PA Turnpike Upgrades AET Facilities at Suburban Philadelphia Interchange
Locals Press VDOT for Relief from Coleman Bridge Tolls
Trump's First Budget May Stall the Massive Gateway Program
Seven-Car Florida Turnpike Crash Results in Two Deaths, Numerous Injuries
Fitch Rates Laredo, TX, Toll System Bonds 'A+'

Daily News Briefs, March 20, 2017

Connecticut Toll Bill Approved by Transportation Committee on Party-Line Vote
VDOT Secretary's Letter Admonishes ERC over Unpaid Toll Fees
A New Toll Road May Be Coming to Hood County, Texas
New Hampshire Lawmakers Review AET Bill with Provision for Anonymous Transponder Accounts
The Lowdown on the New 91 Express Lanes Opening Today
ITR Toll Rates Are Likely Headed Up for Transponder Account Holders
Florida County Cuts Bob Sikes Bridge Annual Toll Rate for SunPass Holders
WDRB Looks at Who's Exempt from Paying ORB Tolls
Illiana Expressway (Whether or Not It's Built) Impacts Illinois County's Long-Range Transportation Plan
Newspaper Urges Cautious Approach to Gilcrease Project's Private Financing
Turnpike Bridge Shutdown Boosted New Jersey Bridge's Traffic and Revenue
PA Turnpike Begins Replacement of E-ZPass Lane Signals
Congressman Asks MTA for Study of Verrazano Narrows Two-Way Tolling Proposal
Mid-Currituck Toll Bridge Opposition Group Suggests Alternatives
Publisher Says Missourians Need to Cure Their Anti-Toll-Road Fever
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