In an earlier piece on JFK’s speech opening the Maryland and Delaware I-95 turnpikes November 14 1963 I described it as “unremarkable.” It was his last public address before his appalling assassination by the lone communist gunman in an open car motorcade in Dallas Texas. Rereading it the speech deserves comment.
It was a rather typical politicians’ speech, full of high blown nonsense.
Illinois Tollway opens new all-electronic toll interchange at IL47 on Addams Tollway, 45 miles NW REVISED
2013-11-13: The Illinois Tollway opened its third all-electronic toll interchange last Friday (Nov 8) in a ribboncutting ceremony at Illinois State Route 47 near Huntley IL on the I-90 Jane Addams Tollway. This is on the northwest fringe of the Chicago metro area about 45 miles from the downtown Loop.
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.
2012/12/29: The Triangle Expressway (TriEx), North Carolina's first modern era tollroad is now open over its full length and tolls will be collected beginning January 2, 2013. The opening of the third of three phases was Thursday December 20.
2012-10-21: Segments 5 & 6 of Texas State Route 130 (TX130/5&6) are due to open to traffic Wednesday October 24, and the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge (SNJB) in Hampton Roads VA October 29. They are both investor-sponsored or private sector toll facilities, and both will be cashless or all-electronic tolling.
North Texas Tollway Authority today opened a 6.5 mile extension of the President George Bush Turnpike TX161 taking it from I-20 to I-30. 2x2 lanes the tollroad cost $420m. Six of eight direct connector ramps at the big PGBT interchange at I-30 remain to be complied, and are due to open early 2013.
Location is the south central portion of the Dallas-Ft Worth metro area.
Ambassador Bridge starting all-electronic tolling Oct 1, completion of contentious Gateway project celebrated
2012-09-20: Randy Spader, director of operations at the Ambassador Bridge says they're aiming to go all-electronic or cashless at the first of three tollpoints about October 1st. Trucks inbound to the US from Canada will be tolled by transponder or license plate cameras only, no more cash.
By mid-November motorists will have a new highspeed route between San Antonio and Dallas bypassing the I-35 congestion in the Austin area. Segments 5 and 6 of Texas SH130 will open late in the fall making a direct connection between I-35 at Georgetown on the northern end of the Austin area and I-10 near Seguin.
2012-05-15: Michigan state officials celebrated today opening of a two lane truck road that provides a route inside the plaza area that allows trucks from Canada using the Ambassador Bridge to get onto the I-75 interstate without using local streets. Traffic engineers tend to call such routes direct connectors, but this one is anything but direct.
The Austin Texas Mobility Authority opened a five mile, 8km extension of its TX183A tollroad today (Friday April 6). The extension in the Leander area to the northwest of central Austin involved $105 million construction of a 2x3 lane tolled expressway in a wide median reservation between untolled frontage road lanes that intersect with cross roads at grade.