Daily News Briefs, September 22, 2022

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Florida's Turnpike Implements Cashless Collection On Polk Parkway Segment Tomorrow

The Ledger reports, Florida’s Turnpike (FTE) will implement all-electronic tolling on an 18-mile segment of the Polk Parkway (SR 570) starting Friday, September 23. “Booths and receptacles accepting cash have been removed at 10 toll points . . . between Airport Road (milepost 3) and the Eastern Mainline Plaza (milepost 21), the state agency said in a news release.” The conversion process, part of a $32 million project that began in June 2021, includes installation of new signs, pavement markings and lighting.

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MTC Chief Therese McMillan Will Retire In January

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) announced that executive director Therese W. McMillan (who jointly leads the Association of Bay Area Governments) will retire effective January 31, 2023. “After more than three decades of exceptional public service spanning local, regional and federal roles, including four years guiding both MTC and ABAG through some of the most difficult challenges ever to face the Bay Area, Therese has established an undisputed record of effective and committed leadership,” commented board chair Alfredo Pedroza. McMillan was an MTC staffer for 25 years before she left to accept senior positions at USDOT and the LA Metro. She rejoined MTC in 2019. The agency said it will provide details on the process for recruiting a new executive director as soon as they are available.

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

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