Daily News Briefs, May 20, 2020

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Florida Governor Spotlights Recent I-4 Ultimate Progress

The News Service of Florida (via WPEC) reports, “Five flyover ramps along Interstate 4 in Central Florida opened Monday, highlighting work sped up across the state by the Department of Transportation to take advantage of a reduction in traffic due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Ron DeSantis touted projects such as work on the I-4 interchange with State Road 408 in Orlando.” FDOT Secretary Kevin Thibault told reporters covering the governor’s event, “How much time actually has been shaved off the $2.3 billion [I-4] Ultimate project won’t be known until next year when the overall work is expected to be completed.”

Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project (FL) Orange County, FL, Metro Area (Orlando)

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IBTTA Schedules Virtual Briefing For US Transportation Reporters

IBTTA announced it will host a virtual press briefing, “The State of U.S. Transportation and Tolling During COVID-19,” for transportation reporters tomorrow, Thursday, from noon to 1:00 PM EDST. The scheduled presenters — Samuel Johnson (IBTTA’s current president), Mark Compton, Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, Chris Tomlinson and Tim Stewart — will discuss “current reductions in traffic, what the loss of revenue means moving forward, new policies and procedures to keep the traveling public safe, and plans for ramping back up as the country reopens for business in phases.”

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) IBTTA

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