Daily News Briefs, September 7, 2021

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Do Officials Need To Listen More Carefully To Climate Scientists' Forecasts?

Axios reports, “There have long been tensions between meteorologists and politicians, but as climate change-related extreme events worsen, there’s more urgency behind efforts to lower the temperature in these relationships.” Although meteorologists gave early and accurate warnings about Hurricane Ida’s urban flooding risks, some of the scientists maintain leaders were either unaware of the dangers or failed to grasp the need for a proactive response. Says one former federal forecaster,  “Political leaders — governors, mayors, need to talk less, listen more and make better decisions, that’s the solution right now. I’d like to see them do that and do that routinely.”

CNBC also covers this story.

The New York Times reports, Ida’s development swift evolution from “a worrisome disturbance to possibly the most devastating to strike Louisiana since Hurricane Katrina” alarmed scientists.

Climate Change & Infrastructure Resilience Environmental Protection Policies Procedures And Initiatives Highway and Bridge Maintenance Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts)


Indian State Proposes to Close 32 Of 48 National Highway Toll Plazas

The Times of India reports, the Tamil Nadu government is proposing to close 32 toll plazas located on national highways within the state, claiming that 16 is the maximum number of toll points authorized under Indian government regulations.

The Indian Express reports that national highways minister Nitin Gadkari has called Tamil Nadu officials to Delhi for consultations on the closure plan.

India Issues of Law


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

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