Daily News Briefs, November 4, 2019

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Motorist Removes Objectionable Sign from Massachusetts Turnpike Overpass

WHDH reports that a Massachusetts Turnpike motorist tore down a controversial sign hanging from a Newton overpass on Friday. The sign, reading, “It’s OK to be white,” was reportedly seen by thousands of commuters and received the condemnation of the local Anti-Defamation League. The article notes that Newton police were alerted, but arrived after the citizen acted to remove the sign.

Boston Metro Area Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) Massachusetts Turnpike


China and Russia Agree on Construction of New Tollway

Xinhua News Agency reports, “Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has approved the construction of a new toll highway, which is to become part of the Europe-Western China transport corridor, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Maxim Akimov was quoted as saying Friday. According to Akimov, the construction of the toll highway between Moscow and Kazan . . . will begin in 2020, and the entire highway will be built by 2027.”

China Russia


Philippine Toll Road Executive Objects to Government-Ordered Rate Cut

Philippine Daily Inquirer reports, the San Miguel Corporation’s president is warning officials not to order “unwarranted” South Luzon Expressway (SLEx) toll cuts that, he says, “would erode investor confidence in the conglomerate that taps outside financing for its big-ticket infrastructure projects.” According to the article, the executive’s statement came after Toll Regulatory Board officials recommended a “refund” of tolls collected on SLEx from motorists inconvenienced by traffic congestion resulting from an extension project.

Philippines San Miguel Corporation (South Luzon Tollway)


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

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