Calif. city considers congestion pricing toll | Testing happening this weekend for I-395 toll lanes in Va. | Md. residents support toll changes
October 18, 2019
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Transportation official explains status of Atlanta I-285 toll projects
Georgia Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Meg Pirkle recently updated the State Transportation Board about the progress being made on the delayed I-285 toll lane projects in Atlanta. Atlantans like express lanes and "they want them, and they want them fast," Pirkle said.
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Calif. city considers congestion pricing toll
The East Palo Alto City Council in California has discussed the possibility of instituting a congestion pricing toll on University Avenue as a way to prevent commuters. To push the idea, the council would have to find a state legislature to advocate the issue.
The Daily Post (Palo Alto, Calif.) (10/18) 
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Testing happening this weekend for I-395 toll lanes in Va.
Toll lane operator Transurban will alert drivers this weekend of lane reversals on the I-95 express lanes in Virginia as part of the testing for the I-395 toll lanes, which are scheduled to begin operation next month.
The Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, Va.) (10/17) 
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Md. residents support toll changes
In a recent public hearing, Maryland residents overwhelmingly said they support the new Pay-by- Invoice (Video Toll) early payment discount as well as decreasing tolls for small vehicles and motorcycles.
Patch/Annapolis (10/17) 
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Engineers developing smart sensor system to forecast bridge dangers
Smart sensors, the internet of things and solar power will help a team led by Jennifer Bridge, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Florida, gather real-time data on the effect of waves and rising water on bridges during hurricanes and provide early warnings to communities at risk. Wave loading design for bridges typically comes from analytical models and lab testing, but Bridge's team plans to use data directly transmitted from bridges during real storms.
Engineering (10/13) 
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Remote-controlled car tests Wisc. highway infrastructure
A remote-controlled car that uses a GoPro camera with Bluetooth and wireless connection is being used by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to examine storm drains and culverts beneath state highways. The Culvert Inspection Vehicle, which has endured six months of testing, is making engineers' jobs easier.
WLUK-TV (Green Bay, Wis.) (10/17) 
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Finance and Funding
Analyst: N.Y. Thruway toll hikes necessary by 2022
The New York State Thruway will need to increase tolls by 2022 to pay off rising debt payments on road projects, including the new Tappan Zee Bridge, according to an analyst. The Thruway is helping to pay off bond debt associated with $6.2 billion in federal loans.
The Post-Standard (Syracuse, N.Y.) (10/17) 
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Canadian company pitches purchase of Colo.'s E-470 toll road
Canada-based Roadis made an unsolicited proposal to the Aurora City Council in Colorado to purchase the 47-mile E-470 toll road for $9 billion. No action was taken by the council on the proposal, which ultimately would have to be approved by the E-470 Authority Board.
KUSA-TV (Denver) (10/14) 
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Policy and Legislation
States coming up short on infrastructure funding
States are looking at alternative fundraising mechanisms such as vehicle registration fees to help pay for their deteriorating infrastructure. The 31 states that have increased their gas tax prices since 2013 have found that those funds are not enough to pay for pending road projects.
ForConstructionPros (10/17) 
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Mass. governor opposed to congestion pricing
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, who ultimately would have to approve congestion pricing for the Boston area, is opposed to it. "The people who would be hit hardest by that would be the people who have the least control over their schedule, which tend to be people who work for an hourly wage," he said.
Boston (10/17) 
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