Daily News Briefs, July 24, 2020

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Illinois Will Invest $21.3 Billion In Transportation Infrastructure Repair

Transportation Today reports, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker (D) announced that Rebuild Illinois, an initiative to improve the state’s roads and bridges, will receive $21.3 billion in funding over the next six years, an amount sufficient to reconstruct over 3,300 miles of roads and over eight million square feet of bridge deck.

Highway and Bridge Maintenance Illinois Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)


Houston Daily Brags On The Scale Of The Grand Parkway Project

Houston Chronicle looks at the huge scale of Houston’s Grand Parkway (SH 99) as construction of new segments progresses. The newspaper notes that the evolving “outer, outer loop is so big that pretty much the entire state of Rhode Island can fit inside it. Using the MAPfrappe Google Map application, it’s apparent the Grand Parkway could give a giant hug to numerous islands and encompass Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.”

Ferrovial Grand Parkway Transportation Corp. (SH 99 Houston, TX) Granite Construction Houston Grand Parkway Houston Metro Area Texas Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)


Peach Pass Retail Store Will Reopen August 3

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, Georgia’s State Road and Tollway Authority announced that it will reopen its Peach Pass Retail Center in Atlanta on August 3 following a several months’ shutdown forced by the COVID-19 epidemic. SRTA has adopted safety and sanitary measures, including hands-free money exchange, to protect the health of customers and staff.

Atlanta (GA) Metro Region Georgia Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Peach Pass State Road and Tollway Authority (Georgia)


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

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