Daily News Briefs, August 7, 2017

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MassDOT Restores Normal Turnpike Lane Configuration as Boston Bridge Project Speeds Ahead of Schedule

WCVB reports, “The Massachusetts Turnpike in Boston returned to its normal configuration of four lanes of traffic in each direction Monday following work to replace a bridge. The state Department of Transportation says the reopening of the lanes amid the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge Project is three weeks faster than anticipated.”

Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Massachusetts Turnpike


KTA Assists Motorists Who Get Bills for "Driving on Turnpikes They Haven't Traveled"

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports, “Representatives from the Kansas Turnpike Authority and the Kansas Department of Revenue said that drivers have reported being billed for driving on turnpikes they haven’t traveled. Both agencies, they said, have been helping Kansans when other states bill the wrong driver because of an error in reading license plates. The problem, they said, is that Kansas has several types of license plates, such as handicap plates, collegiate plates and commercial plates, that have the same plate numbers.”

AET (All-Electronic Tolling) Kansas Turnpike Authority (KTA)


Reuters: "Infrastructure Borrowing Drops as US States Await Trump Plan Details"

Reuters reports, “President Donald Trump arrived in office having promised a bold $1 trillion infrastructure investment plan over 10 years for roads, bridges, airports and transit systems crumbling by the day across the United States. But nearly seven months later the administration has produced few details on the future of federal infrastructure funding, one reason why state and municipal governments have issued fewer bonds to improve roads, water systems and other projects so far in 2017.”

Infrastructure Investment Trends Trump Administration Infrastructure Plan


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