Daily News Briefs, March 19, 2020

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Detroit-Windsor Tunnel Remains Open Pending Clarification of Border Crossing Restrictions

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, in compliance with US and Canadian government direction, is preparing to close to “nonessential” traffic, “including regular travelers,” to help slow spread of the coronavirus. (As of this morning, the tunnel remained open.) The tunnel operator noted that the action “will not affect trade” or travel by “essential” workers and said it is awaiting clarification of the travel exemption. It pledged “to keep the news media updated as such details emerge, including when the tunnel will close and on when travel restrictions will be lifted.”

American Roads, LLC Canada Detroit & Canada Tunnel Corporation (Detroit-Windsor Tunnel) Michigan Ontario

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PennDOT Bows to Trucker Requests, Decides to Reopen Selected Rest Stops

PennLive.com reports, “Faced with complaints by truckers and politicians, PennDOT officials [yesterday] said they plan to partly reopen at least 13 highway rest stops that were shut in the effort to contain the coronavirus. Drivers were contending that the closures were preventing them from having parking sites for sleeping and denying them access to sanitary facilities. The closures were making the job of the haulers more difficult as they keep goods flowing during the pandemic, industry officials said.”

Highway and Bridge Safety Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

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

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