Daily News Briefs, November 26, 2019

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Concrete Manufacturer Sues NY Thruway over a 2018 Procurement

Times Union reports, a Binghamton, New York, concrete manufacturer filed a state court lawsuit on Friday, November 22, alleging that the New York Thruway Authority violated competitive bidding requirements by issuing specifications for two 2018 toll plaza projects that designated a particular company as the concrete supplier. The plaintiff also claims that the authority is retaliating against it for raising questions about the 2018 contracts. According to the article, an authority spokesperson called the lawsuit “meritless,” although he acknowledged that the state inspector general is reviewing the 2018 bidding process for compliance with state requirements.

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NET RMA Launches Motorist Assistance and Roadside Maintenance Service

KYTX reports, the Northeast Texas Regional Mobility Authority (NET RMA) has launched its  “Roadside Rangers” program to enhance driving safety and assist stranded motorists on Toll 49. According to the article, a “three-person team will operate seven days a week to assist drivers in need [at no charge]. The ‘Roadside Rangers’ will also resolve roadway maintenance issues such as clearing debris and repairing guard rails, signs and pot holes.”

KETK also reports on the new program.

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

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