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Nebraska ‘Infrastructure Bank’ for Roads Draws Outside Support

  • Nebraska’s road infrastructure has fallen into a rut, the chairman of the Transportation and Telecommunications Committee told senators Tuesday who recommend state spending.

Texas DOT Begins Looking at Axing Tolls

  • The Texas Department of Transportation is beginning a legislatively mandated look at what it would cost to eliminate toll roads in the state, the agency’s new executive director said.

Bipartisan Governors’ Group Pledges to Work Together on Clean Energy, Transportation

  • A bipartisan group of governors from 17 states said Feb. 16 they have agreed to work together to advance clean energy and transportation systems.

MPOs

PLANNING
  • State House Democratic leadership introduced new legislation Tuesday that would take some transportation decisions out of the hands of the governor.
  • The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) are responsible for housing and transportation planning for the Bay Area, including the controversial “Plan Bay Area” mandate.
  • The intent of this primer is to inform planners, operators, and other transportation systems management and operations (TSM&O) partners on the potential use of scenario planning to advance TSM&O.
FUNDING
  • Rhode Island’s bold move to build the nation’s first truck-only tolls is far from the only action contemplated on the tolling front among the 50 states.
  • The federal government would get more bang for their buck if U.S. drivers were charged directly for their use of highways through tolls or mileage fees, a new study from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says.
REPORTS & RESEARCH
  • The guidebook identifies consistent and uniform strategies to help improve transportation network efficiency to reduce delay and improve reliability for transit operations on roadways; and includes decision-making guidance for operational planning and functional design of transit/traffic operations on roads that provides information on warrants, costs, and impacts of strategies.