Daily News Briefs, February 28, 2020

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Lamont Aide, an Architect of the CT 2030, Plan Resigns

Associated Press reports, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont’s chief of staff, Ryan Drajewicz, “who helped develop the governor’s ill-fated trucks-only toll plan, has resigned.” Drajewicz, a former hedge fund executive, is reportedly stepping down “as part of a planned transition, the governor’s office said [yesterday]. When Lamont became governor last year, Drajewicz agreed to serve for one year.”

Connecticut Connecticut Department of Transportation (CDOT)


Utah State Auditor: "The Gas Tax Is Slowly Dying,"

The Salt Lake Tribune reports, Utah State Auditor John Dougall “is joining the chorus to say Utah really needs a new way to pay for roads besides the gasoline tax. ‘The gas tax is slowly dying,’ Dougall said Wednesday as he released a series of charts showing why.” The article adds, Utah DOT chief Carlos Braceras predicts the state will eventually rely on tolling and road usage charging  to fund its transportation infrastructure system.

Infrastructure Investment Trends Road Use Charging (RUC-MBUF-VMT) Utah Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT)


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

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