Daily News Briefs, May 25, 2017

A "Must-Pass" TxDOT Sunset Bill Is Hung Up in Debate Over Tolls as Deadline Looms
USDOT Secretary Chao Touts Infrastructure Plan as "Long-Term Reform"
Trump Administration to Propose Privatizing Public Assets to Fund Other Infrastructure Projects
Kapsch Wins Contract for Rhode Island Truck Toll System
E-470 Sets Traffic Record for Fourth Straight Year in 2016, Expects More Growth
Nevada DOT Board Member Plugs Tolling, Including on I-15 to San Diego
Tolls on I-495/95 Express Lanes Expected to Skyrocket This Weekend
NY City Tolling Plan Appears to Have "Hit a Red Light" (in Albany)
TxDOT Waives Toll Fees on Camino Colombia Toll Road in Wake of Devastating Storm
Army Corps Issued Permit for Maine Turnpike's York Plaza Relocation Project
Cape Coral Bridge Replacement Project (11 Years Away) and Use of Toll Dollars Spurs TV Investigative Report
RITBA and Jamestown Officials Continue to Grapple over Location of Proposed Solar Array
RIDOT Director Breaks Out Red Pen and Hammers Critics of Truck Toll Plan
RI Trucking Association Calls for Independent Committee to Review Selection of Toll-Funded Repair Projects
FL State Senator Joins TV Station in Push to Nail Scofflaws
Restaurant Chain to Cover Some Motorists' AC Expressway Tolls Tomorrow to Mark Beginning of Summer

Daily News Briefs, May 24, 2017

Trump Funding Plan Draws Fire: Administration Proposes Tolling Existing Interstates, Expanding TIFIA and Lifting PAB Cap
Arkansas Officials Host Meetings on What Could Become State's First Managed Lane Project
Leavenworth County (KS) Officials Debate a Possible Six-lane Toll Road for Kansas City Area
GOP, ATA Call for Repeal of RI Truck Tolling Law
Storm Damage Forces Week-Long Closure of Major US-Mexico Border Toll Bridge
How Will Texas Pay a $383 Billion (by 2040) Tab for Roads? Tolls Will Be a Tough Sell.
Northern KY Communities Continue Opposition to Tolling a Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
Oregon Lawmakers Propose to Shift Authority to Appoint ODOT Chief to State Transportation Commission
A Look at Golden Gate Bridge District's Vintage Packard
DelDOT's US 301 Toll Road Construction Is on Pace
Florida Turnpike to Open New All-Electronic Tolling Interchange in June
FDOT to Open New I-295 Toll Express Lanes in Jacksonville by Year's End
VA GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Promises No New Toll Roads, and He'll Find $2.2 Billion Savings to Fund New Projects
NY Thruway Sells Property to State Prisons Department
LA Times Editorial Board Pans Proposed Tunnel for 710 Freeway Extension
Toll Collectors in India Arrested for Assaulting Motorist Who Refused to Pay Toll

Daily News Briefs, May 23, 2017

TBX Plan Is Dead, but Its New Replacement -- TBN -- Includes 90 Miles of Toll Roads
IL Tollway Board Committee Approves $25 Million for Environmental Impact Study of Route 53 Extension
DRJTBC to Upgrade Iconic "Trenton Makes The World Takes" Sign with LED Color-Changing Lights
USDOT Announces Senior-Level Staff Appointments
Opponents Pack State Hearing on Maine Turnpike Authority's York Plaza Relocation Plan
Lawmakers, Environmental Group Join Opposition to Chicagoland Rail Line and Toll Road Proposal
Congressional Progressive Caucus to Roll Out Infrastructure Plan
How Far South Will I-95 Tolled Express Lanes Extend?
Blackstone Secures "Enormous" Saudi Investment for US Infrastructure Projects
There's No Room at the Inn: Bay Bridge's "Cormorants Condos" Are Packed
Fate of $24 Billion Gateway Project Hinges on Congress Approving Funds for Amtrak Replacement Bridge
NY Thruway's AET Plans Raise "Safety" Concern
Group Backing New Ohio River Toll Bridge Makes the Rounds in DC
Wisconsin Lawmakers Continue to Debate Funding Plan, Tolling
Czech Republic Won't File Lawsuit over German Toll Legislation

Daily News Briefs, May 22, 2017

TxDOT Will Open 18 Miles of TEXpress Managed Toll Lanes This Morning
Opposition Forms to Maine Governor's Turnpike Elimination Proposal (and MTA Chief Mills Isn't Pulling Any Punches)
Bankruptcy Court Approves SH 130 Concession Company's Reorganization Plan
A $2 Million Project to Convert Florida's Card Sound Road to AET Is Slated to Break Ground in August
TCA's Proposed 241 Toll Road Extension Draws More Opposition
Loose Lane Markers -- Called "Safety Hazards" -- Are Seen on More Charlotte Highways (I-77 and I-485 Cited)
Cameron County (TX) RMA Launches SH 550 Improvement Project
Maricopa County (AZ) Region to See Huge Boost in Road Projects (but Not a Proposed Toll Road) Due to Unexpected Windfall
Illinois Farm Bureau Opposes Private Railroad and Toll Road Proposal
Summer's Opening of New Wekiva Parkway Section Will Jump-Start "Long-Awaited," 624-Acre Development
Bertha Is "Going to Her Reward"
Toll Bridge Connecting Two NJ Shore Towns, Closed for Pier Repair, Won't Open by Memorial Day Holiday
Uber's Self-Driving Vehicle Project in Pittsburgh Has Lost Its "Wow Factor" as Testing Raises Tough Questions
The "Highly Instrumented Roadway" Is Coming to New Hampshire's F.E. Everett Turnpike
WI Lawmakers Earn Some Editorial Props for Moving toward Consensus on Tolling

Daily News Briefs, May 19, 2017

I-77 Mobility Partners Issues Statement on Extended Lane Closures that Sparked $1.3 Million Penalty
TX Lawmakers Consider Bill to Limit Toll Fines for TxDOT Roads Only
Los Angeles Times Looks at the Proposed $5.4 Billion Tunnel to Complete the 710 Freeway
Metro DC Transportation Planning Board Advances Three Major Projects, Including I-66 Toll Lanes and I-395 HOV to HOT Lanes Conversion
Maine Governor LePage Pushes Bill to Shut Down the Maine Turnpike Authority
Maine Lawmakers Override Veto of Bill to Create New Turnpike Spur
Experts Agree: Tolling Interstates Will Drive Trump Infrastructure Plan
Some Senators are "Skeptical" as USDOT Secretary Chao Pitches Trump Infrastructure Plan
Toll Interoperability Expands in Kansas, Texas and Oklahoma
Tolling Remains on the Table as Officials Hold Forum on CA Highway 37 Flooding Issue
Misdirected Notices Bedevil Some NH and NC Vanity License Plate Holders
Bridgegate Fallout Continues in Federal Suit Filed by Businesses, Individuals Impacted by the Gridlock
WV Turnpike Bond Counsel Urges Lawmakers to Maintain E-ZPass System as Debate Continues over Tolling and Governor's Funding Plan
City Officials Talk Up Seasonal Toll Rate Hike on the Sanibel Causeway
If Science Can Clone a Sheep, Why Not a Red Peugeot?
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