Daily News Briefs, January 20, 2020

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Georgia DOT Hosts Event to Showcase Transportation Technology

The Georgia Department of Transportation will hold its first Transportation Tech Showcase in Atlanta tomorrow. More than 20 companies will participate in the event, which is sponsored by the Intelligent Transportation Society of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Transportation Engineers. According to GDOT’s news release, “Industry executives, Georgia legislators and other influencers will preview hands-on demonstrations” on topics including connected vehicles, safety initiatives, traffic management center operations, roadside assistance and data science. GDOT says its aim is to “bring together public and private partners offering scalable solutions that can have an impact on improving roadway safety and achieving better mobility.”

Georgia Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Intelligent Transportation Systems V2X and V2V Technology


Malaysia Strikes a Term Extension and Rate Decrease Deal with Toll Road Operator

The Straits Times reports, “Malaysia’s biggest highway operator Plus Expressways will lower tolls by 18 per cent on its highways from as early as Feb 1. . . . These highways will also not be increasing their tolls for the next 38 years as part of a deal with the government to extend the concession period for the operating company. . . .” (Emphasis added.) The newspaper notes that the agreement, which keeps expressways threatened with government takeover under their current ownership, is still subject to Plus shareholder approval.

The Sun Daily also reports.

Company and Agency Financial Issues And Reports Malaysia P3 & Privatization


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

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