Daily News Briefs, September 16, 2020

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Hurricane Sally Closes Florida And Alabama Toll Facilities

Pensacola News Journal and WEAR report Hurricane Sally made landfall near Gulf Shores, Alabama, early this morning. The Garcon Point Bridge reportedly closed last night after tolling was suspended earlier in the day. The Bob Sikes Bridge in Escambia County, Florida, remained open at last report.

WALA reports that the Beach Express Bridge near Orange Beach, Florida, is closed due to high winds.

WPMI-TV, WKRG and AlabamaWX.com are additional sources of local information about the storm and its impacts along the Gulf coast.

The New York Times is providing live updates on the progress of the hurricane.

Alabama American Roads, LLC Baldwin County, AL Escambia County (FL) Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Foley Beach Express (AL) Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts)

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Florida Recognized For Creation Of Its SunTrax Research Facility

ITSInternational.com reports on the Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise’s receipt of the 2020 IBTTA President’s Award for Excellence for its co-creation (with Florida DOT) of the SunTrax research facility. The 475-acre Polk County center is dedicated to the development and testing of “tolling and other emerging transportation technologies in controlled environments,” according to the article.

Florida Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Florida's Turnpike Enterprise (FTE) IBTTA Industry Recognition Awards SunTrax Transportation Infrastructure Research & Development

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

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