A new toll road in Delaware is expected to open in December, and it will the first cashless toll road in the state. The bypass will connect U.S. Route 301 with Delaware Route 1.
The new Northwest Corridor Express Lanes near Atlanta have been called the "Tollercoaster" by Steven Holmes, who works for a company that manufactures signs. The nickname stems from the fact that the toll lanes were built "up" rather than "out" and sit well above the other lanes in certain places.
The Azerbaijan Highway State Agency board chairman said the Alat-Astara-Iranian border highway in Azerbaijan could become a toll road in 2019. Tolling equipment has been ordered from a South Korean company.
Hong Kong Secretary for Transport and Housing Frank Chan Fan continues to push a plan to increase tolls on the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and Eastern Harbour Tunnel and lower tolls on the privately run Western Harbour Tunnel in 2020. The goal is to alleviate congestion in the two public tunnels.
A new commuter lot is being constructed in Gainesville, Va., at the intersections of Interstate 66 and U.S. Route 15 as part of the Interstate 66 toll lanes project, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. The lot is scheduled to open early next year and will have 200 available spaces.
The transit agency in Portland, Ore., TriMet, is considering an intelligent transportation system to reduce congestion and improve bus commuter times. The system would look at multiple data points, like the number of passengers on a bus, the schedule and the route, to make decisions about how to prioritize traffic signals.
The Bay Area Toll Authority wants to remove cash payment lanes on bridges in the San Francisco area. The conversion is estimated to cost $55 million, and the toll authority says it could save $5 million a year.
The Napa Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors in California approved a $20 million plan to improve congestion at three Highway 29 intersections. The money will come from a toll hike voters approved last year.
Voters in Missouri turned down a ballot measure to increase the gas tax, meaning transportation funding will be a top issue for lawmakers. Alternative funding options include public-private partnerships, tolls and increasing fees.
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