Daily News Briefs, June 30, 2020

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Indiana-Illinois Border Toll Bridge May Get A New Lease Of Life

WEHT reports, an inspection is underway that could lead to the reopening of a toll bridge linking Posey County, Indiana, and White County, Illinois, that closed in 2012. Structural corrosion and insufficient revenue forced the bridge’s closure. A local development group is reportedly backing an effort to restore the bridge, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.

Highway and Bridge Maintenance Illinois Indiana New Harmony Toll Bridge (Indiana-Illinois)

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Public Comment Convinces Jamaica Toll Road Operators To Forego Rate Hikes

The Gleaner reports, Jamaica’s Ministry of Transport announced that toll road operators “have decided to push back” proposed rate increases because of the economic impact of COVID-19. “There have been negative public sentiments after the Ministry published notices seeking feedback on the proposed toll increases. The Ministry notes that TransJamaican Highway Limited and the Jamaica North South Highway Company Limited submitted their applications to vary the toll, as stipulated under their concession agreements, which provides that the concessionaires may apply for an annual increase in toll tariffs. However, they both indicated that the new rates, which ordinarily would have taken effect in July, will not be implemented at this time.”

Highway and Bridge Safety Jamaica Toll Rate Changes

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North Luzon Expressway Upgrades RFID To Encourage Cashless Tolling

Philippine Daily Inquirer reports, the North Luzon Expressway Corporation (NLEX) is improving its RFID functionality in order to advance its conversion to cashless tolling and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The company’s chief executive pointed to efforts to realign and relocate RFID antennas and sensors “for better read range.” The company is also adding electronic-only payment lanes to its toll plazas and expects to have 72 in operation by next month.

AET (All-Electronic Tolling) Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation Philippines Transponder RFID Technology

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

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