Daily News Briefs, June 16, 2022

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Pennsylvania Legislation On ETC Policies And Procedures Advances

WPXI reports, a Pennsylvania Senate committee yesterday approved and sent to the floor an amended version of a bill revising toll billing and payment enforcement procedures, requiring an annual turnpike commission report on uncollected revenue and authorizing a feasibility study into “alternative electronic toll collection payment options.” HB 2139 received the unanimous approval of the legislature’s lower house last month. The measure arose out of a controversy over the flat fee (” V-toll”) Pennsylvania imposes on an E-ZPass account identified through license plate cross-checking following a transponder-read failure.

AET (All-Electronic Tolling) E-ZPass ETC Systems Mobile Payment Systems Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) Scofflaws


Mackinac Bridge Crosses Its 200-Millionth Vehicle

The Detroit News reports, yesterday, the Mackinac Bridge Authority recorded its  200-millionth vehicle crossing. Bridge officials were on hand to greet and present gifts to the Michigan family whose trip established the new record. Patrick “Shorty” Gleason, chair of the authority board, stated, “It’s our customers who pay the tolls that support the ongoing operation and maintenance of the Mackinac Bridge, so it’s only right that we recognize this milestone in the bridge’s 65-year history.”

The bridge authority issued a news release on the milestone.

Mackinac Bridge Authority of Michigan Michigan Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)


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

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