Daily News Briefs, June 4, 2019

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Alabama Legislature Passes Bills to Authorize More Tolling

Alabama Political Reporter reports on the state legislature’s final passage of two bills “to allow for the state to modernize and update [its] toll road authority. Presently, the only toll roads in the state are private toll roads, most notably the beach express bridge to go to Orange Beach in Baldwin County. That will change with the new Interstate-10 bridge connecting Baldwin and Mobile counties.” Both bills are now on the desk of Governor Kay Ivey.

Alabama Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) P3 & Privatization


SunTrax, FTE's Autonomous Vehicle Testing Facility, Advances to Phase Two

News Chief reports, “Crews finished laying asphalt for the 2¼-mile oval — phase one of SunTrax — in early May, and construction will begin in the coming months on infield elements designed for the development and testing of connected and autonomous vehicles. The second phase of SunTrax, a project overseen by Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise . . . is scheduled for completion in 2021.”

Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) Self-Driving Vehicles SunTrax V2X and V2V Technology


Cape May County, NJ, Toll Bridge Could Reopen by July 30

The Press of Atlantic City reports, the Cape May County Bridge Commission’s $8.6 million renovation of the Townsends Inlet toll bridge is complete. The article notes that the bridge’s tentative reopening “was pushed in the spring from Memorial Day weekend to late summer,” but it  “will now be open for traffic ‘on or about July 30,’ according to the Cape May County engineer.”

Cape May County (NJ) Bridge Commission New Jersey


OTA Tollbooth Catches Fire Following RV Collision

KOTV reports that an I-44 tollbooth near Stroud, Oklahoma, caught fire last weekend after being hit by an RV. There were reportedly no injuries. (Video included.)

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Oklahoma Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA)


Transurban Group Stock Hits 52-Week High

ASX notes that Transurban Group’s share price hit a 52-week high of AUD 14.30 on June 4.

Australia Company and Agency Financial Issues And Reports Transurban