Daily News Briefs, June 23, 2020

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A Record Gate At Pensacola's Bob Sikes Bridge Toll Plaza

Pensacola News Journal reports, “A record number of cars traveled to Pensacola Beach over the weekend. [Saturday] June 20 was the single busiest day on record since the car counter was installed at the Bob Sikes [Bridge] Toll Booth in 2016, with 21,970 cars passing through the toll booth. . . .” The article adds that 2020 is turning out to be a record-breaking year for beach traffic  despite despite a temporary spring closure due to the COVID-19 epidemic. (Note that the bridge was converted to cashless tolling in April.)

An Escambia County, Florida, news release has more information about the toll bridge traffic volume.

Company and Agency Financial Issues And Reports Escambia County (FL) Florida


A Deep Dive Into COVID-19's Financial After-Effects On US Trucking

Transport Topics reports, “COVID-19 has delivered a powerful shock to the economy and freight transportation, but the trucking industry will recover — sooner or possibly later — and emerge to face fundamental changes. To gauge the virus’ impact, Transport Topics surveyed industry experts who offered wide-­ranging assessments of the path to recovery, as well the pandemic’s effect on rates, fleet failures and drivers.”

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Traffic Economics


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

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