Penn Pike - eight charged with corruption including ex-chair Rubin, ex-CEO Brimmeier, ex-COO Hatalowich
2013-03-13: The state attorney general Kathleen Kane has filed criminal charges against five former officers of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, two vendors and a former leading Democrat state senator in so-called pay-to-play corruption. This follows nearly four years of a grand jury and police investigations. The attorney general said that a "pay-to-play culture permeated" the turnpike.
2013-03-12: Trucks are increasingly being equipped with hybrid units handling GPS satellite positioning, DSRC, and wireless in the one radio.
2013-03-11: We try to keep it simple: a 'toll lane' is any lane in which a toll is collected. And it's Express. But serious classifiers and afficionados have a heap of acronyms that generate hottles, ettles, tottles, bolles, tells and even hovels. Toll lanes come in many and changing shapes even within these acronymnal classes.
2013-03-08: Legislators in Maryland have filed bills to privatize via longterm P3 concession the Intercounty Connector (ICC) and the I-95 toll express lanes.
Massachusetts DOT is committed to going all-electronic (AET) by the middle of 2016, but they'll take the Tobin Bridge cashless first as a demonstration to familiarize the public. Frank DePaola the state's highway administrator said this in an interview with TOLLROADSnews.
2013-03-05: Tollways are now being developed on several approaches to Austin Bergstrom Airport. TxDOT has said it will sponsor a short 2 mile tollway outside the Airport in the median of Texas State Highway 71 (TX71) to complete expressway standard connections to the 130 tollroad.
2013-03-04: Maine's New Gloucester toll plaza is set to begin open road electronic toll (ORT) collection April 1. It's got one highspeed (65mph) lane leftside each direction through the toll plaza area. The single highspeed lanes were built in an area occupied by islands and booths for two stop-to-pay/roll-through lanes under canopy.
Like it or not, get ready to pay tolls on our Interstates and Parkways (here in Connecticut.) Transportation officials in Hartford say there’s just no other way to raise badly needed money for over-due infrastructure repairs. Tolls may not be popular, but neither are collapsing bridges.
In the last decade’s debate on highway tolling, here are the five biggest lies that opponents have used to stall the return of highway tolls:
2013-03-03: Ned Corcoran is a well connected lawyer in Quincy MA in south Boston who seems to have a decent shot at developing Massachusetts' first toll lanes project.
For contrived sincerity while declaring black is white, day is night, or war is peace our US president has a worthy competitor in Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (Republican.) McDonnell told Timothy Carney of the Washington Examiner of the huge new tax-&-spend transportation bill that he had "exhausted all the conservative means he could to fund roads, including tolls and spending cuts."