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5/25/2018

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5/25/2018

The Pennsylvania Turnpike predicts use by 2.3 million vehicles over the Memorial Day weekend. Nationwide, AAA anticipates the most holiday travelers in more than 12 years.

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5/25/2018

Tolls on the Western Harbour Tunnel in Hong Kong will increase as much as 8.8% Sunday. The Western Harbour Tunnel Co. cited falling revenue and rising costs as reasons for the increase.

5/25/2018

The Coalition for Smarter Transportation has been formed by mobility providers, municipal governments and transportation stakeholders to help enact government policies to improve US transportation systems. The coalition's six policy principles include increasing investment in transportation technology research and boosting innovation investment.

5/25/2018

A report by a Vancouver, British Columbia, commission recommends tolling multiple bridges or charging a mileage-based fee to reduce congestion. The plan would generate annual revenue exceeding $773 million.

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5/25/2018

The Indonesian government has purchased 70% to 80% of the land needed to build a toll road linking the Kertajati International Airport and the West Java capital of Bandung. The acquisition process should be completed next year.

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5/25/2018

Massachusetts has saved roughly $5 million in operating costs since implementing electronic toll collection a year ago. The toll authority is working to reduce the number of unreadable license plates, which is currently 2%.

5/25/2018

Missouri lawmakers have placed a measure on the November ballot that would raise the gas tax by 10 cents to generate infrastructure improvement revenue. The increase could raise up to $293 million by fiscal 2027.

5/25/2018

The European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee has passed a series of measures aimed at improving tolling interoperability across the EU. Revenues from road charges should be invested back into infrastructure, one committee member said.

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5/25/2018

Five parishes in Louisiana want to create a taxing district that would be used to build a bridge over the Mississippi River. A public-private partnership involving tolls could fund the $1 billion bridge project, says state Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen.

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