Daily News Briefs, December 12, 2019

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Caltrans Prepares to Respond to Effects of Climate Change

Capital Public Radio reports, Caltrans “has completed 10 of 12 climate change vulnerability assessments with help from scientists around the state. The high-level assessments look at how Caltrans is planning for the long-term effects of climate change.” The article notes, “Sea level rise, more extreme fires, drought and floods are all in the cards for California when it comes to climate change. Combating those effects is estimated to cost California billions. And all those risks could have a big impact on California’s roads, bridges, highways, freeways and railways.”

California Caltrans (CA Department of Transportation) Environmental Protection Policies Procedures And Initiatives Transportation and Infrastructure Research & Development


Many Indian Motorists Are Still Unprepared for the Advent of AET

The Times of India reports, India’s national highways authority is conducting a a pilot project in Bengaluru (Bangalore) that suggests many drivers may not be prepared for the transition to all-electronic tolling that is scheduled to take place on Sunday, December 15. The agency is segregating traffic at the city’s toll plazas into cash and electronic payment lanes during peak periods, and the result has been long lines and waits for cash payers. The article adds that some motorists are complaining about delays in the delivery of FASTag stickers they ordered and paid for in anticipation of the AET conversion.

AET (All-Electronic Tolling) FASTag System (India) India


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

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