Daily News Briefs, April 2, 2021

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Poll Shows Some Local Support For Mobile Trucks-Only Toll Bridge Plan

AL.com reports, 51 percent of the respondents to a new poll support the concept of building a trucks-only I-10 toll bridge in Mobile, Alabama, while just 26 percent are opposed and 24 percent are undecided. The poll results also show strong support for the congestion relief and economic development goals of the bridge plan. Coastal Alabama Partnership, a non-profit that organizes support for regional development initiatives such as I-10 corridor improvement, conducted the poll.

“Land Line” Magazine reports on the bridge proposal and initial reaction to it by the Alabama Trucking Association.

Unidentified supporters of the truck bridge plan have created a website that touts its potential to “take large trucks out of the Wallace Tunnel, decreasing average passenger car delays by approximately 60 to 90 minutes during peak times.” (The tunnel carries I-10 through downtown Mobile to the viaducts crossing Mobile Bay.)

Alabama Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT)

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Travis Fustes Joins tapNpay's Management Team

tapNpay, Inc., the Austin-based developer of mobile toll payment technology, announced that Travis Fustes has joined the firm to head up its sales efforts. According to a news release, “Fustes has more than 19 years of tolling experience, most recently as the Chief Operating Officer at Cintra Toll Services for the last 10 years. Travis has also been involved with tapNpay, through its subsidiary AETolls, where he was a co-founder and board member for the past five years.”

AETolls Appointments, Promotions and Retirements Mobile Payment Systems tapNpay Inc.

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Ukraine Will Seek Private Investment For Its First Toll Road Project

UNIAN (an independent news agency) reports, a tender to select an investor for the Ukraine’s first toll highway will be announced soon. As envisioned by Ukravtodor, the country’s road management agency, the four-lane, high-speed, Krakovets-Brody-Rivne facility “will be part of the international transport corridor between Berlin, Wrocław, Lviv, and Kyiv,” and a major contributor to regional economic development. The article adds, “About half of the funds for the highway construction are expected to be raised through concession projects. Ukravtodor also plans to develop a public-private partnership program as regards other projects.

Infrastructure Investment Trends P3 Ukraine

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These are just some of the toll industry developments TRN is following.

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