Daily News Briefs, February 16, 2021

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US House Transportation Committee Approves More COVID-19 Relief Funds

AASHTO Journal reports, the US House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week approved a package of approximately $42.5 billion in additional COVID-19 aid for transportation entities, most of which will go to the transit and air travel sectors.

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) US Gov't Transportation Funding


AASHTO Profiles African American Transportation Pioneers

AASHTO produced an online feature for African American History Month that celebrates the lives of four people — Elbert Robinson, Garret Morgan, Granville Woods and Carmen Turner — who made significant contributions to US transportation.

American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)


Indonesian Sovereign Wealth Fund Will Target Toll Road Investment

Reuters reports, “Indonesia’s [new] sovereign wealth fund will focus on investment in toll roads in its first review of $9.5 billion worth of infrastructure projects for its assets, its newly appointed chief executive said [today]. Ridha Wirakusumah told a news conference the first step for the fund will be to establish good governance.” (Link inserted by TRN)

Indonesia Infrastructure Investment Trends


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

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