Toll traffic in slight drift downward in New York area, toll facilities in decent shape to cope with likely slight recovery
2013-09-04: New York metro area toll crossings' traffic in 2012 continued its slight drift downward, the trend evident since 2007.
2013-09-03: San Franciscans today celebrated the first full day of travel on the beautiful new East Span of the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge. Traffic was heavier than usual as many thousands took a sightseeing trip over the spectacular single pylon suspension span that has been taking shape alongside the old cantilever truss for the past four years.
2013-08-30: It's not the average value of time saved (VoTS) that's relevant to users of toll express lanes running alongside free lanes. It's the higher time saved values of a small proportion of trips that choose the express lanes that determines how much the minority using express lanes will pay - the VOTS of the top decile or two of the distribution of total trips in the corridor.
Rhode Island collecting dime 'placeholder' toll at Sakonnet, but governor speaks up for toll financing
2013-08-29: Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority began collecting the 'dime' toll set by the state legislature first thing Monday August 19 following an arsonist's attempt to burn out toll cabling, and amid protest demonstrations at the Sakonnet River Bridge. David Darlington chairman of the board of directors of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority told us toll collection was not affected by the either the arsonist's fire or demonstrators.
The Orlando Orange County Expressway continues in turmoil with chief executive Max Crumit forced out this week in a 3/2 vote of no confidence by the political appointees who constitute the board of directors.
Success of 95 Express leads to five others and bolsters plans for toll express lanes network in Miami metro area
2013-08-28: The success of toll express lanes (TELs) on I-95 just north of Miami is spawning a boom in like facilities on other area expressways.
Illinois Tollway finding Accenture's SAP modules require mods to allow migration from ETCC back office, meanwhile going out for consultants on enterprise software
2013-08-27: There's some rumbling in the ranks at the Illinois Tollway over the transition from the ETCC back office to the Accenture back office software based on modules from SAP, the Germany-based international leader in comprehensive "enterprise" software.
Florida DOT gets investor proposal for toll concession on SR54/56 belt route north side of Tampa area, seeks competing bids
2013-08-23: Florida DOT is seeking competitive proposals for developing state routes 54 and 56, an east-west belt route toward the northern edge of the Tampa metro area as a toll concession under a long term lease of the right of way.
2013-08-23: Construction begins this fall of the first toll express lanes in Texas' capital Austin. They are being added to the 2x3 general use lanes for 11.2 miles, 18km north of downtown Austin. The 2x3 lanes expressway officially Loop 1 but known locally as the MoPac after the Missouri Pacific railroad which sold right of way for the expressway back in the 1960s. The project adds 4th lanes each direction.
2013-08-22: Lawyers for Virginia DOT appealing in the state Supreme Court a Circuit Judge's ruling in Portsmouth in Meeks vs VDOT do a strong, well-documented demolition of the tolls=taxes line of argument frequently used against tolling. The case (130955) involves the toll concession already in place for additions and improvements to the Elizabeth River tunnels and highway connections that link Norfolk to Portsmouth and points west.