Transportation News from Road Guy Rob

Transportation News from Road Guy Rob

By Road Guy Rob
Today's late-breaking news for highways, transit, departments of transportation, urban planning, traffic engineering, and more.
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Public-Private Partnerships Built No Toll Roads in 2018
Omaha is less than 12 months away from its first "rapid transit" line.  Minnesota DOT figured out exactly how much money they saved by letting the public volunteer to pick up trash.  The joint-venture of government and private industry (P3s) has primarily built tolls roads, yet zero were built in 2018.  
05:22
April 24, 2019
Logan Airport Picks a Fight with Ridesharing Apps
Uber and Lyft are upset with Logan Airport's decision to move passenger pickups to the parking garage, and charge an extra $1.75 per passenger on top.  Union Pacific and BNSF have fixed most of the railways damaged by last month's storms.  How should bus drivers deal with unruly passengers?
04:28
April 11, 2019
Nobody Wants to Pay NYC's Congestion Charge
As soon as 2021, drivers may have to fork over (as much as) $20 a day to drive into lower Manhattan. Now, just about every business that relies on ground transportation wants NYC to exempt them from the tolls. Interstate 75 reopens in Chattanooga after part of an interchange flyover collapsed. And a look at why pedestrian deaths in Virginia are skyrocketing.
05:18
April 8, 2019
Federal Gas Tax May Actually Increase
Two unlikely allies may join forces to raise the federal gas tax, for the first time since 1993.  Nevada lawmakers consider a new VMT collection method that avoids the privacy problems Oregon faced.  And how land developer almost tricked Utah into getting an $800,000 wall for free.
03:44
April 5, 2019
Nevada Cops Wants to See Your Phone
Some lawmakers in Nevada wants to give police the authority to see if you were using your cell phone during a collision.  Arkansas may join its neighbors and raise its speed limits.  Nebraska re-opens over 1,000 miles of roads damaged by floods, but there's a lot more to go.  
04:37
March 21, 2019
LA's Plan To GPS Track Rental Scooters
The city of Los Angeles wants scooter companies to track (and give the city) all the GPS data of its riders.  Three senators are very concerned about D.C. Metro's plans to buy train cars from the Chinese government.  And Tennessee announces a new anti-littering campaign that sounds a bit familiar.
05:05
March 19, 2019
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