The design-build contractor is beginning work soon on Toll-23, the first segment of full tollway of the First Coast Parkway project on the southwest edge of the Jacksonville FL metro area.
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.
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.
FL/95 Express Lanes so successful they're bumping up against the politicians' $7.00 ceiling to tolls
2013-08-12: The 95 Express heading north out of downtown Miami to Golden Glades has been one of the most successful express toll lanes projects in the country, but that success could turn it into an embarrassing fiasco if officials don't move soon to lift a $7.00 cap on the toll. Dynamic pricing used to manage traffic and ensure free flow depends on the ability of managers to raise prices when demand is strong and traffic is getting too dense.
2013-08-04: The Sawgrass Expressway designated Toll-869 on the northwest outskirts of the Miami/Ft Lauderdale metro area is being converted to all-electronic tolling by Florida's Turnpike. The announcement was made in a press release we missed July 12 and reported this weekend in the South Florida Sun Sentinel by Michael Turnbell.
Florida Turnpike to replace legacy Allegro protocol tags with 6B+ stickers as part of national interoperability
2013-08-02: Florida's Turnpike is beginning an effort to swap-out about 2 million remaining Allegro transponders that were the backbone of state's SunPass electronic toll collection in Florida from its beginning in 1999 through 2008.
2013-07-29: North Carolina DOT says its NC QUICK PASS brand electronic toll system is now fully interoperable with Florida's SUN PASS. That means SUN PASS and compatible Florida account holders can drive on North Carolina toll facilities and their tolls will be debited against their regular SUN PASS account.
The NCDOT website shows a new sign "Now Accepting...." and the SUN PASS logo.
2013-02-24: Orlando's expressway standard highways are all tolled with the exception of the busiest - the I-4 that wends its way southwest to northeast though the middle of the metro area going right by the central business district.
2012/12/19: Florida and North Carolina plan to have interoperable electronic toll systems working from July 1, 2013 according to an announcement today by Florida secretary of transportation Anath Prasad and his North Carolina counterpart Gene Conti. Georgia will follow.