Daily News Briefs, January 14, 2020

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Charlotte Transit Agency Changes Bus Routes to Take Advantage of Express Lanes

WFAE reports, “Charlotte [North Carolina] Area Transit System is overhauling its express bus service from Northern Mecklenburg County to take advantage of the Interstate 77 express lanes. CATS says it will replace the three current express bus routes with four new routes next month, under a new name — MetroRAPID. The new routes will run directly between different park and ride locations in Huntersville, Cornelius and Davidson and uptown Charlotte” beginning February 3.

Charlotte, NC, Metro Region Cintra US I-77 Express Lanes (NC) North Carolina North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Transit and Toll Roads

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Newspaper Editor Voices Support for Michigan Tolls

WDET, Detroit public radio, hosts a program on which Crain’s Detroit Business editor Chad Livengood, a toll advocate, and Nolan Finley, “a more skeptical” Detroit News editor, discuss the  the possibility of tolling Michigan highways. Livengood bases his case for tolls on the state’s need to increase infrastructure funding in the interest of expediting projects. He also insists that Michigan does not receive “meaningful revenue from truckers,” and tolls on trucks could provide revenue for infrastructure repair.

Michigan Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)

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

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