Daily News Briefs, November 21, 2022

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Delaware DOT Offers "Black Friday" E-ZPass Deal

WDRE reports, Delaware DOT announced that it will offer a free E-ZPass transponder to anyone who opens a new individual Delaware E-ZPass account between Friday, November 25, and Saturday, December 31, “as a part of their returning Black Friday sale.” According to DelDOT, there are now over 327,000 active E-ZPass transponders in the state and an average of more than 59,000 transactions daily.

Delaware Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) E-ZPass ETC Systems

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France Seeks To Balance Toll Increases Against Inflationary Pressures

The Connexion reports that French Transport Minister Clément Beaune is bracing drivers for toll increases in 2023. Annual increases are linked to inflation, which has been much higher in 2022 compared to the previous year, when tolls only increased two percent. “If we applied things in an automatic fashion we could get a rise of 7-8% next year,” Beaune said. He promised it would not come to that despite the suggestion from some motorway companies. Yet he cautioned that to encourage ecological sustainability, car travel cannot be insulated from rising costs. Train fares also are expected to rise next year, though the increase is targeted below the rate of inflation and price caps are being discussed.

Economic Conditions Affecting Transportation France P3 & Privatization Toll Rate Changes

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

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