Daily News Briefs, September 9, 2020

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NY State Bridge Authority Launches $95 Million Upgrade Project

HudsonValley360.com reports, “The New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA) announced the start of the full deck replacement project on the north (westbound) span of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge, as well as new traffic patterns that will take effect by mid-December.” The article notes that NYSBA’s contractor, Yonkers Contracting, will be installing “structural elements for a future conversion to cashless tolling,” in addition to replacing the bridge deck. (Link inserted by TRN.)

AET (All-Electronic Tolling) Highway and Bridge Maintenance New York New York State Bridge Authority (NYSBA)


USDOT Unveils A Long-Term Plan Of Freight System Improvement

The US Department of Transportation last week released “the first-ever National Freight Strategic Plan (NFSP),” a document setting forth its vision for long-term investments and improvements in “essential parts of the freight system.” USDOT said the document lays out a “clear path” to keeping American business competitive while ensuring “the safety, security, and resilience of the national freight system.”

Transport Today notes that the NFSP addresses the safety of highway freight transportation generally and issues of truck safety, truck parking, grade crossing safety and hazardous materials transport, in particular.

Highway and Bridge Maintenance Highway and Bridge Safety (Including COVID-19 Impacts) Transportation and Infrastructure Research & Development US Department of Transportation (USDOT)


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

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