Daily News Briefs, March 21, 2024

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Kapsch Adds Two Regional Sales Directors To North America Tolling Solutions Team

Kapsch TrafficCom today announced the addition of two members to its North America sales team. Matt Cooper has joined the firm as Tolling Solutions Northeast Sales Director. The announcement notes he has “a strong background”  in the transportation industry, including extensive tolling and ITS experience. John Breedlove has been appointed Tolling Solutions Southeast-South Central Sales Director. He previously managed business development for an IT provider, focusing on transportation. He also has extensive leadership experience in the North American tolling and mobility market.

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TRB Webinar Will Examine Strategies And Systems For Combatting Wrong-Way Driving

The Transportation Research Board will host a webinar on Wednesday afternoon, March 27, to provide an overview of the latest solutions to wrong-way driving incidents and crashes as outlined in  NCHRP Research Report 1050: Wrong-Way Driving Solutions Handbook, released by the National Cooperative Highway Research Program in August 2023. NCHRP Web-Only Document 357: Wrong-Way Driving Solutions, Policy and Guidelines, will be another resource addressed in the webinar. “Presenters will share experiences, challenges, and successful strategies employed by [Iowa DOT]. Presenters will also discuss how to secure funding, collect incident data, conduct a statewide network screening, and implement effective, low-cost countermeasures at ramp terminals and unsignalized intersections on divided highways.” TRB notes, “Wrong-way driving crashes represent approximately 1 percent of the total number of traffic-related fatalities annually.”

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Maine Board Votes Not To Follow California "Clean Car" Adoption Standards

POLITICO’s E&E News (subscription required for full access) reports, yesterday, “Maine’s Board of Environmental Protection voted 4-2 to reject California’s Advanced Clean Cars II regulations, a set of annually increasing limits on new gas-powered vehicle sales that have been adopted by a dozen other states. . . . The rules would have required 51 percent of new car sales to be zero-emission vehicles starting in model year 2028, eventually reaching 82 percent of new sales by model year 2032.” The decision rested on several factors, including the incidence of state power outages and an anticipated lack of sufficient charging units. (TRN inserted a link in quoted text.)

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

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