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Pettibone Traverse telehandlers with Bracing Systems Inc.
Technology News May 24, 2019
Pettibone adds Bracing Systems Inc. to dealer network May 8, 2019—Pettibone/Traverse Lift LLC announces the addition of Bracing Systems Inc. to its dealer network. With locations in Hanover Park and Mokena, Illinois, Bracing Systems will primarily focus on sales and service of Traverse telehandlers...
Express lanes in Georgia; highway construction
Highway Construction News May 17, 2019
The Georgia DOT (GDOT) is planning to build new toll lanes along the top end of I-285—also known as The Perimeter—in the metro Atlanta region for a $4.6 billion expansion project.   According to GDOT, the I-285 top end in metro Atlanta is one of the most heavily traveled and congested interstate...
I-4 Ultimate Improvement road construction project
Highway Construction News May 09, 2019
The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project in Orlando, Florida, is reportedly falling behind on its scheduled 2021 completion date by nearly nine months.   According to local reports, I-4 Mobility Partners, the project builder, recently told the Florida DOT (FDOT) in a progress report that the $2.3...
New York City traffic congestion Manhattan
Funding News April 03, 2019
New York City is set to become the first major metropolitan area in the nation to implement a fee for motorists entering the city's most traffic-congested roadways.   According to a report from NPR, state lawmakers approved the plan earlier this week, and the new tolls are expected to take effect...
transit; public transportation; New York; tolling
Funding News March 05, 2019
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced a proposal to transform the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and create funding streams for the agency.   For starters, the plan calls for the MTA to develop a reorganization plan to make the agency more efficient...
SH 99 Grand Parkway in Houston tolling project

Image: SH 99 Grand Parkway via Twitter

DesignBuild News February 26, 2019
The U.S. DOT recently announced that the Build America Bureau will provide up to $605 million in a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Grand Parkway Project’s H & I Segments in Houston.   The Grand Parkway is a tollway construction project in the Greater...
Virginia transportation construction projects
Highway Construction News January 30, 2019
Gov. Ralph Northam recently announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has signed agreements with private partner Transurban to deliver critical transportation solutions along I-495 and I-95.   Months of close collaboration and negotiation between the Commonwealth and Transurban have resulted in a...
C-470 Express Lanes project

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Highway Construction News December 10, 2018
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is expecting to complete work on the C-470 Express Lanes project along 12.5 miles of the roadway from Wadsworth Boulevard to I-25 by summer 2019.   CDOT recently held its fourth and final public presentation on the C-470 project in Highlands Ranch...
Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Georgia

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Highway Construction News September 13, 2018
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), state officials—including Gov. Nathan Deal—and project partners recently celebrated the completion and opening of the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.   Construction for the project began in October 2014 and the lanes...
interstate improvements
Highway Construction News July 05, 2018
Improvements to I-80 were deemed critical in a regional transportation proposal by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).   The agency’s “On to 2050" Transportation Plan also placed the proposed Illiana toll road on the back burner. The updated plan calls for $72.7 billion in...
tolling
Tolling News June 22, 2018
Toll lanes along U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder and a nearby segment of I-25 in Colorado will get a high-tech upgrade starting this fall as part of a test to more effectively relieve traffic tie-ups and provide more reliable travel times for motorists.   If it works in those heavily traveled...
U.S. 183 South toll road project in Austin, Texas

Image: Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

Highway Construction News April 23, 2018
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has hit a significant milestone in the construction of the U.S. 183 South project, as work is now about 50% completed.   Construction crews have completed the first stretch of the new northbound general-purpose lanes between 51st Street and Manor/...
Georgia express lanes project
Highway Construction News April 20, 2018
The largest road project in Georgia’s state history is just about finished as officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced that the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project should wrap up by late summer.   The 30 miles of reversible express lanes stretch down parts of I-...
I-66 highway construction Virginia
Highway Construction News April 03, 2018
The first steps in major construction work on the I-66 toll lanes between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville, Va., is set to begin as soon as this weekend.   The Virginia Department of Transportation and the private companies set to build and operate the lanes under a decades-long deal expect to...
Illinois Tollway

Open-road tolling on I-90 and I-390 is the result of the Open Roads for a Faster Future program.

Tolling Article January 29, 2018
In recent years, the Illinois Tollway has undertaken a massive capital improvement program designed to improve mobility, relieve congestion and reduce pollution in the state. The Tollway’s congestion–relief program, Open Roads for a Faster Future, initiated in 2004, enabled rebuilding and...
express lanes
Highway Construction News January 11, 2018
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a deal Wednesday that will add 10 more miles of express lanes to the I-95 corridor, expanding the system of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes to Fredericksburg by 2022.   As part of the agreement, the private company building the lanes will give the state $277...
I-25 Colorado

Image: Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald

Highway Construction News January 05, 2018
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will add express lanes in both directions of I-25 from Johnstown to Fort Collins.   CDOT approved the $248 million contract with Kraemer/IHC to add express lanes, replace aging bridges, widen other bridges, create new pedestrian and bicycle access...
tolling
Tolling News January 04, 2018
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has issued a request for proposal to help the agency research open system tolling.   The 2017 Oregon Legislature directed ODOT to relieve congestion and generate revenue through tolling on I-5 and I-205 in the Portland Metro area.   ODOT is interested...
Editorial/Commentary News November 06, 2017
An editorial is exactly what an editorial is . . . an opinion, and I will talk politics. Also, the GOP tax plan would effect bonding; the FHWA reopens pilot program to allow tolling on existing interstates; TxDOT to add capacity on U.S. 183; and MoDOT's solar road program is on hold. To hear the...
Florida tolling suspended
Traffic Management News September 26, 2017
More than $45 million in revenue is believed to have been lost when the state of Florida suspended highway toll collections to help speed evacuations and relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, the state's turnpike system estimates.   However, the estimated $3 million-a-day impact is not expected to...
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