Daily News Briefs, September 20, 2019

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Imelda Causes HCTRA to Suspend Toll Collection on Some Facilities

Community Impact Newspaper reports that the Harris County Toll Road Authority is waiving tolls on some of its facilities due to weather conditions and flooding resulting from Tropical Depression Imelda.

KHOU and KPRC have continuing coverage of metro Houston weather and highway conditions.

The New York Times also covers Tropical Storm Imelda’s impact on Houston.

Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Houston Metro Area Texas

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MDTA Police Report Increase in Chesapeake Bay Bridge Truck Safety Violations

NBC News Washington DC finds, “[P]olice reports show police have pulled a fast-rising number of trucks out of service at the [William Preston Lane-Chesapeake Bay Bridge] for possible safety hazards. Maryland Transportation Authority citations and violation records obtained under a public records request show officers have ordered nearly 500 commercial vehicles out of service so far this year, a nearly 25 percent increase from all of 2018.”

Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Maryland Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA)

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Artist Unveils Sculpture Created from Reclaimed SF Bay Bridge Steel

KPIX reports, “When the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge was demolished, people asked that the steel be used to benefit the community. So it was given to artists to create public art across California. [Yesterday], the Bay Area’s first piece” — “Signal,” the creation of Tom Loughlin –“was revealed on Treasure Island.” The artist “admits there is nothing delicate about the 22-ton ring formed from sections of the bridge’s cantilever structure.”

San Francisco Bay Area (CA) San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

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

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