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

Daily News Briefs, March 17, 2017

Alameda County's I-580 HOT Lanes Prove Popular with Commuters
AET Scheduled to Begin on Two More MTA Bridges
Georgia House Committee Strikes Bill's Provision on Tolling
New York House Demurs on Governor's Request for Reciprocal Toll Enforcement Authority
Critics Applaud NCDOT's Decision to Review the I-77 Express Contract, but What Can Be Accomplished?
Some Local Officials Hesitate Over Vote to Approve $1.6 Billion Mon-Fayette Expressway Project
RCTC's $1.4 Billion 91 Express Lanes Open Monday Morning
MTA Bridge and Tunnel Toll Increases Take Effect This Weekend
White House Wants to Divert Federal Agency Money to Its Own Infrastructure Plan
Governor Cuomo's Request for an Additional PANYNJ Watchdog Meets Opposition
NJ Appellate Court Rules the State's Whistleblower Law Does Not Apply to PANYNJ
Agreement to Postpone Maryland Project Scoring Spares 66 Road Projects from Threatened Cancellation
I-77 Express Contractor Confuses Motorists with Lane Striping Error
Newspaper Credits Oregon Lawmaker for Being Innovative, but Rejects His P3 Bill
Idaho Senator Sponsors New Transportation Funding Bill
And Now, Because, Heck, We Love Dogs, It's Saint Patrick's Day and Friday . . .

Daily News Briefs, March 16, 2017

NCDOT Secretary Announces New Review of the I-77 Mobility Partners Contract
LINK 427 Team Inks Contract to Expand Ontario's Highway 427, HOT Lanes Included
Virginia Selects TransCore for Tolling of New I-64 HOT Lanes
OK Turnpike and Partners Launch Gilcrease Expressway Toll Project on a Unique Course
OK Turnpike Toll Increase Complaints Are Unlikely to Trigger a Legislative Response
Proposed Colorado Tax Increase Would Add $677 Million Annually to Transportation Infrastructure Budget
NCDOT Secretary and NC Governor See Possibility of Future Toll Projects
Proposed Austin TIP Changes Include Addition of Two Toll Projects
Newspaper Reveals Impact of ERC Fees on Low-Income Commuters
VDOT Secretary Layne Will Press ERC to Reduce Late Fees
Follow-Up Report on PA Turnpike Efforts to Collect Unpaid Tolls
DRPA Board Officers Get New Three-Year Terms. Bi-State Agency Will Try Recruiting More Employees from PA.
Latest ASCE Infrastructure Report Card's GPA Is "D+"
Fitch Affirms Its 'AA' Rating of Florida Turnpike Bonds
Bus Slides on Ice, Crashes into NY Thruway Tollbooth
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