Daily News Briefs, February 24, 2020

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Judge Schedules Hearing on FDOT's Failure to Increase Garcon Point Bridge Tolls

News Service of Florida (via Florida Politics) reports, a Leon County, Florida, circuit judge will hear argument on Wednesday (February 26) on a bondholders’ motion to compel Florida DOT to to increase tolls on the financially troubled Garcon Point Bridge. UMB Bank, the bondholders’ representative, filed the motion after FDOT failed to carry out a previous court order to raise tolls by February 1. The article notes, “The dispute stems from about $95 million in bonds that the state-created Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority,” which is now moribund, “issued in 1996 to pay for construction of the bridge. . . “

Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Issues of Law Santa Rosa Bay Bridge Authority

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UK Trucker Gets Jail Time for Making Tollway Ramp U-Turn

BBC News reports, a commercial truck driver received a six-month jail sentence and 15-month driving suspension for making a U-turn on an M6 tollway on-ramp in January. (The article includes  a video of the dangerous maneuver.)

Crime Beat Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) United Kingdom

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

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