Daily News Briefs, March 5, 2020

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LA Metro Studies Potential Conversion of I-405 HOV Lanes to HOT Status

The Nossaman law firm’s Infra-Insights blog looks at LA Metro’s recent authorization of a three-year, $27.5 million environmental and engineering study into the possible conversion of existing HOV lanes on the 405 freeway (I-405) between US 101 and I-10 into HOT lanes. The article notes that if a conversion is approved, LA Metro would develop the HOT lanes in conjunction with the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, a multi-billion-dollar rail transit proposal now undergoing study.

California Carpooling Express Lanes Los Angeles (CA) Metro Region Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro) Transit and Toll Roads

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Pennsylvania Work Zone Speeders Are Now Subject to Civil Penalty

York Dispatch reports, Pennsylvania’s Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement program entered its enforcement phase yesterday, meaning drivers caught violating the speed limit by 11 miles per hour or more in an active work area will be liable to pay a civil fine after receiving an initial warning. The article notes that the PennDOT and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission joint program relies on vehicle-mounted electronic equipment to identify and record violations.

A new PTC news release has more details about the program.

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

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