Daily News Briefs, November 22, 2021

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Washington Post Continues To Champion Suburban DC Express Lanes Projects

The Washington Post editorial board continues its strong advocacy for Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s suburban DC express toll lanes plan. According to the editors, Hogan is the first Maryland official in recent years to confront worsening I-495 and I-270 traffic congestion, and he is doing so by following a strategy of express lane development that has proved successful in neighboring Virginia. (“Virginia’s network is living proof that tens of thousands of daily commuters save time — not only by using the new lanes but also on the regular lanes, for which the toll lanes act as an escape valve for those willing to pay a premium to avoid traffic.”) The editors fault Hogan’s Democratic opponents for forcing him to narrow the original scope of his plan by “pandering to NIMBY sentiment among their constituents.”

Express Lanes Maryland Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) P3 & Privatization Transurban Virginia Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Washington (DC) Metro Region


Another NY State Bridge Authority Span Will Go Cashless December 1

Daily Freeman reports, the New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) announced that cashless tolling of the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge will start on Wednesday, December 1. The bridge will be the fourth of NYSBA’s five spans to convert to all-electronic tolling this year. (The Mid-Hudson Bridge is scheduled for conversion next March.) Demolition of the Kingston-Rhinecliff’s tollbooths, located at the west end of the bridge, will begin as soon as the cashless collection system is in operation.

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