Daily News Briefs, July 9, 2024

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Halifax Harbour Bridges Seeks Design And Planning Services For Collection System Conversion

Today, Halifax Harbour Bridges (HHB), operator of Nova Scotia’s MacKay and Macdonald toll bridges, issued a request for proposals for planning and design consulting engineering services. The RFP invites qualified engineering proponents to propose services in connection with the planning and design of a new all-electronic tolling system (e-Tolling), including removal of the bridges’ toll plazas, and design of gantries and security gates. See the RFP announcement and the posted tender documents for complete details. The deadline for submitting proposals is Tuesday morning, August 27, 2024.

HHB plans to select an e-Tolling system provider and contractors for infrastructure construction services through separate procurements. HHB states that the goal of the e-Tolling initiative is to “introduce a cutting-edge roadside infrastructure, marking a significant shift from traditional toll collection methods. By embracing full electronic tolling, the project seeks to reduce workplace hazards for HHB staff, enhance services for HHB customers, eliminat[e] the need for physical toll booths and facilitat[e] seamless transactions through either prepaid MACPASS transponders or postpaid video license plate recognition.”

AET (All-Electronic Tolling) Canada Halifax (NS) Harbour Bridges Nova Scotia Procurement of Tolling Equipment & Services


Neology Announces Two New Executive Hires

Jeffrey Lowinger has moved into the post of chief operating officer, according to a recent Neology, Inc., news release. “[H]e will be responsible for operational improvement, global business growth, positioning to execute on recent wins, and advancing overall Strategic Goals.” Mr. Lowinger was a Cubic Corporation senior VP and president of Cubic Transportation Systems for several years, and held executive and engineering jobs with Eaton Corporation’s eMobility segment and Boeing earlier in his career. Bradley Feldmann, Neology chair and CEO, commented, “Jeff Lowinger is a proven leader in the Intelligent Transportations Systems space. His experience and drive will accelerate our transformation from a products company to a trusted systems integrator and platform provider.”

Neology announced last week that Chris Body has joined the firm’s North American Leadership Team as Vice President of Sales and Business Development. “In this role, Body is responsible for growth in North America across Neology’s mobility portfolio, including components, solutions, and operations.” He is well-known throughout the tolling and ITS industries from his years of experience in business development and marketing with WSP USA and Kapsch, and his involvement in industry organizations.

Appointments-Promotions-Retirements Cubic Transportation Systems Kapsch Neology Inc. WSP


Houston And Its Transportation Network Are Recovering From Hurricane Beryl

Houston Chronicle offers extensive, real-time reporting on metro Houston’s recovery from Hurricane Beryl. Among other things, it is providing regular updates on the road closures resulting from flooding and debris accumulation.

The Harris County Toll Road Authority’s call center, administrative offices, and EZ TAG stores remained closed for a second day today.

As KPRC reported yesterday afternoon, segments of some toll facilities, including the SH-288 managed lanes, the Westpark Tollway, and the Hardy Toll Road, were listed as high-water areas to be avoided by motorists in the immediate aftermath of the storm.

Fort Bend County Toll Road Authority (FBCTRA) Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Maintenance Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) Houston Metro Area Texas Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)


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

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