Daily News Briefs, September 16, 2019

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Texas Lawmakers Exchange Views on Tolling and Unfunded Transportation Needs

The Texan reports, state lawmakers who participated in a transportation investment summit on Friday disagreed about the efficacy of toll financing and public-private partnerships but shared the view that Texas is still underfunding its transportation programs. According to the article, there was also a consensus that “[e]xpansive population growth and changes in driving habits and car ownership [in north Texas] will require a longer-term vision about transportation policy over the next decade.”

Infrastructure Investment Trends Texas Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT)

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DRJTBC Begins Eight-Week I-78 Repair Project

Lehighvalleylive.com reports, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission has scheduled overnight lane closures to begin this week so workers can repair potholes, deteriorated asphalt joints, lane striping and reflective markers on I-78 in Warren County, New Jersey. “The project is expected to last for eight weeks, and the repair work will start at the commission’s I-78 toll bridge plaza [and] run through portions of [three municipalities].”

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) Highway and Bridge Safety New Jersey Pennsylvania

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

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