Daily News Briefs, September 18, 2019

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Thousand Islands Bridge Authority Likes Results of Toll System Upgrade by TransCore

NNY360 reports, “The integration of E-ZPass functionality into the tolls at the Thousand Islands International Bridge system has yielded initial success,” according to Robert Horr III, TIBA’s executive director. He notes that the number of commercial drivers using E-ZPass (90 percent) has exceeded expectations. “We can certainly tell customers like it very much,” Horr tells NNY360. TransCore installed the technology that has allowed motorists to use E-ZPass at the bridge’s US and Canada toll plazas June.

Canada E-ZPass ETC Systems Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. (Canada) New York Ontario Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) TransCore


Thruway Repair Dispute between New York and Seneca Nation Has Deep Roots

City & State New York follows up on a New York Times report that the Seneca Nation of Indians is again refusing to give New York State permission to reconstruct a dilapidated, three-mile segment of the thruway “until a larger conversation regarding transportation issues within the nation’s territory is had.” The origins of the controversy, according to City & State, lie in “[d]isagreements over how the thruway came to be on Seneca territory, disputes over casino profits, and over 150 years’ worth of bad faith.”

Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) Issues of Law New York New York State Thruway Authority


Airplane Swoops under DRJTBC Bridge

Lehighvalleylive.com reports, “A photo circulating on social media over the weekend of a plane flying under a Delaware River bridge is real,”according to the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, which confirmed that the unauthorized stunt occurred last Friday afternoon when an unidentified pilot flew his single-engine aircraft beneath the Riegelsville Bridge linking Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Spokesman Joe Donnelly said the commission alerted state police agencies and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has opened an investigation.

The Intelligencer reports on a regional FAA official’s view of the legality of the stunt.

Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) Issues of Law New Jersey Pennsylvania


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

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