Daily News Briefs, March 10, 2020

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ARTBA Ad Campaign Will Push for HTF Reform and Infrastructure Investment

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced it has launched a “grassroots and advocacy advertising campaign on multiple fronts to increase pressure on Congress and the Trump administration to act in 2020 on a permanent Highway Trust Fund (HTF) revenue solution and a robust, long-term transportation infrastructure investment package. The Transportation Construction Coalition-initiated effort will include targeted social media, digital and cable news advertisements.

American Road & Transportation Builders Assoc. (ARTBA) US Government Highway Funding


Boston Tops a List of the Most Congested US Cities

Curbed Boston reports, “Boston had the worst traffic congestion in the United States in 2019 and the second worst in North America, behind only Mexico City, according to an annual ranking from research firm and mobility consultancy INRIX. What’s more, Boston drivers lost an average of 149 hours stuck in traffic in 2019,” and “forfeited $2,205 on average in lost productivity because of congestion, the highest total for any domestic city tracked.” The article adds that Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington rounded out INRIX’s list of the nation’s five most congested cities.

Boston Metro Area INRIX Massachusetts Traffic Economics


Emerald Mountain Toll Bridge Will Reopen This Afternoon

Emerald Mountain Expressway announced that its toll bridge will reopen to traffic this afternoon.

WSFA reports that the bridge’s access road was closed on March 5 for the second time in less than a month by Tallapoosa River flooding. According to the Montgomery County (Alabama) Emergency Management Agency, the Dozier Road surface and shoulders were damaged by rapid currents during both floods.

Alabama American Roads LLC Emerald Mountain Expressway (Alabama)


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

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