Daily News Briefs, October 23, 2020

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THEA's Rafael Hernandez Receives Tampa 40 Under 40 Award

Tampa Bay Business Journal included Rafael Hernandez, toll operations director at the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA), in this year’s list of 40 Under 40 rising young professionals. Hernandez began his career as a field technician for Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise. He moved from the FTE engineering department into a private sector job working on TxDOT express lane tolling projects before joining THEA management. His department reportedly processed over 62 million transactions and $99 million in revenue last year.

Florida Industry Recognition Awards Tampa Bay-Hillsborough County, FL, Metro Area Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA)


New Park Opens At San Francisco Bay Bridge Anchorage

Bay City News Service (via CBS News Bay Area) reports, the park, named the Judge John Sutter Regional Shoreline, is located along the eastern anchorage of the bridge. It includes a public observation pier (which rests on six piers of the old Bay Bridge), a 24,000-square-foot event facility converted from a train maintenance building, walking paths and a connection to the bridge’s bicycle-pedestrian trail.

The Metropolitan Transportation notes that the park was created through the collaboration of nine municipal, transportation and conservation agencies, including the Bay Area Toll Authority, Caltrans, the California Transportation Commission, Association of Bay Area Governments and the East Bay Regional Park District, which operates the park.

Bay Area Toll Authority (San Francisco) (BATA) California Caltrans (CA Department of Transportation) Environmental Protection Policies and Procedures Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) San Francisco Bay Area (CA) San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge


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

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