Daily News Briefs, March 18, 2020

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New Jersey Turnpike Moves Forward with Hearings on Capital Plan and Toll Increases

NJ Spotlight reports, despite some public criticism and “[e]ven amid an unprecedented global health crisis, officials say the show must go on, at least when it comes to a multibillion-dollar capital plan that could soon hit motorists on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike with hefty toll increases. Public hearings on the building program . . . are still scheduled for today, despite Gov. Phil Murphy’s declaration of a state of emergency across New Jersey during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.” Murphy reportedly declined to call on the turnpike authority to reschedule today’s hearings, and instead “pointed to arrangements for a livestream of the hearings that the NJTA will make available on its website, as well as assurances that officials would restrict attendance to [a state-recommended] 50-person limit.” The article notes that the turnpike commission canceled a third hearing that had been scheduled for tomorrow in Mahwah. (Links inserted by TRN.)

Editor’s Note: Item revised (live stream link added) on 03/18/2020 at 1:13 PM EDST

New Jersey New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) Toll Rate Changes


Australia's Toll Group Is Recovering from Ransomware Attack

iTnews looks at how Toll Group, the Australia-based transportation and logistics giant, is recovering from the ransomware attack that brought many of its services to a halt six weeks ago. The company reported today that it has “brought its core services back online” and “its recovery involved a coordinated effort between multiple parties, in part to provide assurance that it had eradicated the [Mailto] malware.”

Australia Cybersecurity


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

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