2013-05-07: Maryland officials said recently that any improvements to the Capital Beltway would be nearly impossible given the traffic volumes (over 220,000 vehicles/day) and the need to maintain traffic through the works. Well how did Virginia do it?
2013-05-06: Six months back Caltrans and the Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) proudly celebrated an important stage in construction of the Self Anchored Suspension Span (their acronym is SAS not SASS) of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge.
2013-05-04: Kapsch has suggested in a submission to the FCC that interference to electronic toll collection transmission could be minimized if NextNav's Progeny, the proposed nationwide wide area positioning service (WAPS) moved its transmissions to the low end of 902-928MHz spread - to 904-909.75MHz.
2013-05-03: The toll industry is getting into the fray of a regulatory and political battle over Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moves to allow a high power wide area positioning system (WAPS) to broadcast from beacons in the 902-928MHz band used by some 40 million electronic toll transponders or tags and other so-called Part 15 de
Circuit Court judge in Portsmouth declares P3s in Virginia unconstitutional - nixes tolls at the Portsmouth-Norfolk tunnels
2013-05-02: A judge in Portsmouth Circuit Court in Plymouth VA, James Cales, ruling Wednesday against tolls on the Norfolk-Portsmouth tunnels under the Elizabeth River declared that the state's Public Private Transportation Act of 1995 involves an unconstitutional delegation of power to the executive branch.
2013-05-01: Miami Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) directors voted 9-3 this week (Apr 30) to reconsider a toll increase they'd approved March 19. The proposal is that toll points along the 836 Dolphin tollroad will collect 60c tolls rather than the 70c tolls approved in March. The 836 is MDX's most heavily trafficked, longest and most lucrative tollroad.
NY Governor Cuomo's people go for CEO Ron Rienas at Peace Bridge Authority - talk of disbandment, US takeover
2013-04-30: NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's office has put out a letter to the Canadian minister for transport saying the Americans have "lost confidence" in the Peace Bridge Authority chief executive Ron Reinas. And the board's five New York state appointees are deadlocked with the five Canadians in a dispute that has been going on for some six months.
2013-04-30: Our new US secretary of transportation Charlotte mayor Anthony Foxx has shown great passion for a streetcar line. His reasoning is that this charming 100+ year-old walking-speed mode will "revitalize" downtown Charlotte. Only streetcars can do this, he insists.
2013-04-29: Michael L Johnson longtime president and chief executive of the Kansas Turnpike Authority is retiring June 15, he told staff Friday. His departure coincides with Kansas DOT taking control of operations July 1 under a recently passed law that makes the state secretary of transportation the designated chief operations officer of the Turnpike Authority.
2013-04-26: Matthew Click southeast division director for tolls for HNTB has written the most powerful case we've seen for toll lanes. It's short but sharp. Toll managed lanes he says are really the only feasible way that major urban areas can come to grips with the costs of congestion. Building extra free lanes will not relieve much congestion because latent demand in peak hours soon overloads them. So there's congestion in more lanes in rush hours.