Daily News Briefs, February 25, 2020

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An Update on the Florida Turnpike's Plan to Send Accounts to a Collection Agency

The Palm Beach Post, in a report on the Florida Turnpike’s plan to use a collection agency to recover some delinquent SunPass and Toll-By-Plate payments, notes that FTE now expects to refer the  delinquent accounts to the agency within 30 to 60 days.

Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) Scofflaws SunPass


CT Lawmakers Who Opposed Tolls Demand $150 Million in Rail Transit Upgrades

The Connecticut Mirror reports, “A bipartisan group of lawmakers, many of whom helped block Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan to increase funding for transportation with truck tolls, called on the governor and legislature [yesterday] to deliver millions of dollars in improvements to the Waterbury Line of Metro North.” House Minority Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby), a leading opponent of tolls, reportedly said in regard to the rail upgrades, “We’re done talking. We want action.” The article notes, “Every lawmaker who testified at the public hearing in support of [Metro North Railroad improvements] was opposed to tolls, and no one suggested sources of new revenue that could subsidize an expansion of rail service through their districts.”

Connecticut Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT) Infrastructure Investment Trends


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

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