Daily News Briefs, January 28, 2020

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Unsuccessful Legal Challenge to Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls Comes to an End

“Land Line” Magazine reports, the United States Supreme Court yesterday put a definitive end to a trucking industry lawsuit that challenged the constitutionality of Pennsylvania Turnpike toll rate increases. The Court refused without explanation to grant an appeal from lower court rulings that dismissed the lawsuit’s claims. “Land Line” commented, “After a nearly two-year legal battle, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association’s fight against Pennsylvania’s tolls has reached a dead end.”

Law360.com (subscription required) also reports on the Court’s decision.

Issues of Law Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)


Article Spotlights NCDOT's Triangle Expressway Extension

ConstructionEquipmentGuide.com takes a detailed look at North Carolina DOT’s Complete 540 Project, the $2.2 billion effort now underway to extend the Triangle Expressway on the south side of Raleigh. The article covers, among other things, the rationale and expectations for the tollway’s expansion; the contracts for the first of the project’s two phases; and some highway design and construction issues.

NC 540 (Triangle Expressway) North Carolina North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) North Carolina Turnpike Authority


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

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