Daily News Briefs, September 9, 2019

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New York DMV Announces Results of License Plate Design Competition

The Daily Gazette reports, New York’s motor vehicles department announced the winning entry in a public contest to choose the design of the state’s new AET-compatible license plate.

The New York Times and The Daily Gazette report on the kerfuffle over the design competition and the state’s controversial plan to  require vehicle owners to replace their current plates at a cost of $25.00.

AET (All-Electronic Tolling) Automated License Plate Recognition New York


Ardian and Partner Acquire Stake in Chilean Toll Facilities

Ardian Infrastructure, an arm of the global private investment firm, announced that it joined Chilean Fund Manager CMB in agreeing to acquire a stake in the Vespucio Norte Express tollway and the Túnel San Cristóbal in Santiago, Chile, from Brookfield Infrastructure. Financial terms were not disclosed in Ardian’s news release, which notes that regulatory and other approvals are pending.

Chile Infrastructure Investment Trends Mergers and Acquisitions


A Tough Weekend for First Responders on the PA and NJ Turnpikes

PennLive.com reports, “A nearly 20-mile chase that began on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Cumberland County ended with two state police cruisers being wrecked and a reportedly suicidal man under arrest.” No one was injured in the incident, which resulted in the driver being arrested and committed to a hospital for mental health observation.

News 12 New Jersey reports, a tractor-trailer hauling produce fell from a turnpike overpass at an  exit ramp in Carteret and burst into flames. The local fire chief said more than 30 firefighters from several departments responded to the intense two-alarm fire. (No injuries are mentioned in the article.)

Highway-Tunnel-Bridge Safety (Includes COVID-19 Impacts) New Jersey New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC)


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

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