Daily News Briefs, September 13, 2021

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Blue Water Bridge US Currency Toll Rates Will Go Up In October

BlackburnNews.com reports, upon completing a semiannual review, the Federal Bridge Corporation announced it will increase Blue Water Bridge US dollar toll rates. US-bound passenger vehicle drivers will pay US$4.00 (25 cents more) effective October 1. Canadian currency rates will not change. Last week, Michigan DOT announced a drop in Canadian currency rates after completing its periodic parity rate adjustment review.

Canada Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. (Canada) Michigan Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Ontario Toll Rate Changes

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There's Been A Change Of Command At The New York State Bridge Authority

Westfair Communications profiles Tara Sullivan, NYSBA’s recently retired executive director, and looks at her accomplishments over an 11-year tenure in authority management.

Times Hudson Valley Media reports that Sullivan was praised by a “broad range of elected officials across the political spectrum” during a July retirement ceremony.

Maureen Coleman, a lawyer and NYSBA’s new chief executive, has served in state government for over 20 years and came to the bridge agency from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation.

Appointments, Promotions and Retirements New York New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) Women in Transportation

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CFX's Authority To Grant A Rail Line Right-Of-Way Is Legally Challenged

Orlando Business Journal reports, a residents’ group claims that the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) cannot legally grant a right-of-way lease to the company proposing to build a high-speed rail line from Orlando to Tampa. An attorney representing the group maintains that such a lease would violate a 1991 consent agreement, an argument that CFX’s general counsel disputes. Brightline, the rail project developer, has been in negotiation with CFX and FDOT for months over rights-of-way that would permit it to build segments of the line adjacent to exiting highways, including SR 417.

Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) Florida Issues of Law Orange County FL Metro Area (Orlando) Transit and Toll Roads

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

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