Daily News Briefs, August 17, 2020

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US-Canada-Mexico Border Crossing Restrictions Extended Another 30 Days

Associated Press reports, the restrictions on non-essential travel across the US borders with Canada and Mexico first implemented in March because of the COVD-19 pandemic have been extended again until at least September 21. The article notes, “Many Canadians fear a reopening. Canada has flattened the epidemic curve while the U.S. has more confirmed cases and deaths from COVID-19 than any other country.”

Times-Union reports, even before the previous extension in July, chamber of commerce representatives in New York’s North Country urged US and Canada officials to make a plan for an eventual reopening and expressed disappointment “at the continued failure of the two federal governments to provide some sense of the eventual pathway forward.

NBC News San Diego reports on the effect the restrictions are having along the US-Mexico border.

Canada Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) Mexico New York Ontario Quebec


Metro Pacific's NLEX Will Complete RFID Transition Next Month

Manila Standard reports, “The battery-powered Easytrip tags in use since 2005 at the North Luzon Expressway and the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway will be phased out by September 30. . . .  NLEX Corporation will install for free small, paper-thin and easy to attach RFID stickers that will be mounted on a vehicle’s windshield or headlight. The RFID sticker with a microchip will replace the Easytrip tag which will no longer be usable. . . .”

ETC Systems Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation Philippines Transponder RFID Technology


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

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