Daily News Briefs, July 20, 2020

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Florida DOT Introduces "Hybrid" Format For M-CORES Task Force Meetings

News Service of Florida (via Tampa Bay Times) reports, “The next round of [M-CORES Task Force] meetings on controversial toll-road projects from Collier County to Jefferson County will be held online and in person. After months of virtual meetings because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Department of Transportation announced that three ‘hybrid’ meetings will be held this week. Members of task forces working on each of the projects will meet online before public comment periods in which people can comment online or at designated locations.” Meeting schedules and public participation rules are included in FDOT’s news release.

Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Florida DOT M-CORES Program Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts)

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MTC Task Force Seeks Solutions to The Bay Area Transit Crisis

KTVU reports, “Bay Area transit systems are experiencing unprecedented financial strain, and transit experts are saying the future of mass transit in the Bay Area is in danger. Ridership is down, revenue is down, and experts say the economy cannot recover without a healthy mass transit system.” The article adds, “A 30 member Blue Ribbon Task Force [organized by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission] is working on short and long term plans for Bay Area transit agencies. Among the ideas members are looking at, bringing all of the Bay Area’s different transit systems under one umbrella. A region-wide transit system that backers say could reduce overhead and streamline operations.”

California Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) San Francisco Bay Area (CA) Transit and Toll Roads

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

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