Court Cancels Free Rides For Cops On New Jersey Toll Roads
The newspaper.com - April 18, 2017 - Off-duty state troopers will no longer enjoy free rides on the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway. A Superior Court appellate panel decided Thursday to pull the plug on a perk that allowed officers to commute to and from work in their personal vehicles without paying tolls on any of the state's toll roads. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority and the South Jersey Transportation Authority decided to pull the plug on the free rides in 2010 after a scathing state comptroller audit blasted the toll roads for wasting $43 million of the public's money by, among other things, offering "non transparent" benefits to employees. Read more >>
TransCore Selected to Deliver Dulles Toll Roadâ€™s Next Generation Toll Collection System
Forextv.com - April 17, 2017 - TransCore has been awarded a project to design, build, and maintain the next generation toll collection system along the Dulles Toll Road, which connects the Capital Beltway to Washington Dulles International Airport. Read more >>
Verrazano Bridge Two-Way Tolling Could Return When Fare Booths Disappear
dnainfo.com/New York - April 17, 2017 - The MTA could bring two-way tolling back to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge after it ditches toll booths this summer, which would make Brooklyn-bound drivers have to pay their half.
Rep. Dan Donovan wrote a letter to the MTA to study potential traffic revenue impacts to remove one-way tolling on the bridge when the agency switches to cashless tolling in the summer to alleviate congestion. Read more >>
McPike talks tough on toll lanes at Manassas town hall
Potomaclocal.com - April 10, 2017 - State Senator Jeremy McPike (D-Manassas, Prince William) took a hard stance against the E-ZPass Express toll lanes on Interstate 95.
â€śThis is the biggest land giveaway I have ever seen,â€ť McPike on Thursday, April 6 told a crowd of about 70 attendees at a joint town hall with Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, whoâ€™s also seeking the Democratic nomination for Virginia Governor in the coming June 13 Primary Election. Read more >>
Delays Announced On New E-ZPass Booths, Toll Increases In Cape May County, Including Ocean City
Patch.com - March 27, 2017 - The Cape May County Bridge Commission announced delays for both the installation of E-ZPass toll booths on Cape May County bridges, including Ocean City, and the toll increases expected to come along with them.
Toll booth installation, originally targeted for June 1, will now take place over the next four to five months, the commission announced on Monday. Read more >>
New E-ZPass renewal process for Staten Island resident discount on Verrazano
SILive.com - March 22, 2017 - If you're one of the many Staten Islanders who qualify for the resident discount on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll and have noticed a new note on your E-ZPass account saying "Plan End Date," have no fear -- you won't get kicked off the plan unless you're no longer a resident. Read more >>
Traffic lights starting to be removed from Pennsylvania Turnpike toll booths
PressandJournal.com - March 23, 2017 - The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission started Friday to decommission and remove the red, yellow and green traffic lights used as feedback signals, starting with the Harrisburg West Interchange (exit 242).
The signals, used to provide feedback to E-ZPass drivers indicating their transponders were properly read at toll booths, are now prohibited for such use by federal guidelines, according to the commission. Read more >>