Daily News Briefs, November 15, 2021

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West Virginia Turnpike Came Under Cyberattack On Friday

MetroNews reports, the West Virginia Parkways Authority, the state’s turnpike agency, experienced a cyberattack on Friday morning, November 12, that targeted internal computer systems that support email, telephones, and “various non-critical applications.” Authority chief executive Jeff Miller said the attack was contained and there is no indication any customer information was obtained. He added that there was no impact on toll transaction and collection operations, and the independent IT system of the authority’s processing vendor was not affected. “An investigation into the attack has started. Miller said the Parkways Authority is being assisted by state and federal cybersecurity experts.”

Crime Beat Cybersecurity E-ZPass West Virginia West Virginia Parkways Authority (West Virginia Turnpike)


Flooding, Flood Warnings And Mudslides Close British Columbia Highways

CBC News reports, “Drivers are being asked to avoid any unnecessary travel in B.C. after [Sunday] rainstorms led to mudslides and multiple highway closures throughout the province.” A provincial environmental official tells CBC that 2021, a “wet year so far,” is due for even more rain. Adding to the risk of flooding, rising temperatures in higher elevations is causing rain to melt early snowpack. “In the mountains, temperatures are pushing five to seven degrees right now, so we’re seeing some of that snow that’s come down to melt and that just adds more water to the rivers and runoff,” the official stated.

British Columbia Canada Climate Change & Infrastructure Resilience Highway and Bridge Maintenance Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts)


Indiana Toll Road Concession's Carbon Reduction Initiative Has Twin Goals

ITS International.com reports on the new initiative by the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC) to reduce carbon emissions by 50 percent by 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050. “The company’s goals focus on ‘Scope 1’ and ‘Scope 2’ emissions, which encompass emissions related to vehicles and equipment and indirect emissions from ownership and operations, such as electricity usage.” According to ITRCC chief executive Nic Barr, the initiative will improve operating efficiency in addition to enhancing sustainability.

Climate Change & Infrastructure Resilience Environmental Protection Policies Procedures And Initiatives Highway and Bridge Maintenance Indiana Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC)


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

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