Alaska Employees Union Files Class-Action Grievance Over Governor's Plan to Privatize
SitNews In addition to cutting hundreds of positions to bridge Alaska’s fiscal gap, Governor Walker’s budget includes plans to privatize construction design work in the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities without performing a feasibility study.
Infrastructure Strategy Touted by Trump Has Produced Uneven Results
Stateline Less than 1 percent of spending on highways nationwide, for example, came from P3s in the last 25 years, and a number of these highway projects hit stumbling blocks.
Privatization of parking meters in Jackson continues
Patrice Clark, MS News Now The proposal on the table would allow a private company to take over the meter operation and increase fees, but some people want to keep things local. There are more than 1000 Parking meters in the city of Jackson; while some work, many don’t.
Trump promises big on highway funding, could open door to more tolls and privatization
Overdrive Trump says he would incentivize private businesses to invest in infrastructure projects by offering them tax incentives. Such privatization of U.S. roads could lead to more tolls, Spencer says.
Uber and Lyft want to replace public buses
Chicago Tribune In Uber's early days, it said it wanted to be "everyone's private driver." Now the company and its main U.S. competitor, Lyft, are playing around with the idea of becoming the bus driver, too.
Audit reveals UDOT needs better oversight of contractors, consultants
Deseret News Utah Department of Transportation contractors incorrectly installed 109 signs on a state road in Tooele and another dozen unsafe signs on Bangerter Highway, according to a new legislative audit.
VA: Investigation: ERC past due toll fees
ABC News 13 Michael Gray is always driving through the Midtown Tunnel. So, naturally he chose to set up an EZ Pass account early last yearto pay tolls. Today, he wonders why he's receiving bills when there is money in his EZ Pass account.
DC: DC Toll Operators Are Scamming, Drivers Say
Courthouse News The operators of toll roads in the D.C. metro area assess illegal penalties against drivers over misfiring E-Z passes, a federal class action says.
VA: Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Toll Road Abuse
TheNewspaper.com Motorists hit by massive fines on Virginia's toll roads filed suit in federal court Wednesday against the Australian company responsible for collecting the levies.
GOP files bill to privatize air traffic control
The Hill A Republican House member has filed a bill that would privatize some facets of the nation’s air traffic control as the Federal Aviation Administration struggles to meet deadlines to upgrade the system.
Editorial: Illiana findings disappoint, then disappear
The Chicago Tribune IL taxpayers spent $112,500 for a study to determine whether the proposed Illiana toll road would qualify for a key federal construction loan. Then-Gov. Pat Quinn didn't get the answer he was looking for, and the information ended up in a drawer.
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