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Old March 21st, 2016, 02:14 AM   #11441
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A formal decision on routing of I-11 north of Reno is probably still ten years away, but Reno-Susanville-Klamath Falls-Bend-Redmond-Yakima is by far the most plausible route. Aside from terrain, catchment, and distance between Portland/Seattle and Reno/Las Vegas/Phoenix, also remember that Redmond, OR is the planned disaster recovery headquarters for the Pacific Northwest in the event of a major Cascadia Subduction Earthquake (or other similar emergency), so FEMA and Oregon's Office of Emergency Management want I-11 to pass through or near Redmond.
would it utilize I-580 in NV?
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Old March 21st, 2016, 04:52 AM   #11442
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would it utilize I-580 in NV?
I-11 is still at the earliest stage of determining which are the alternative corridors between Las Vegas and Reno. The only thing we know now is that the Reno - Las Vegas phase will terminate at I-80 somewhere near Reno. It will be a few years before we know whether I-11 will run through Fallon/Fernley or Yerington or Carson City. Nevada DOT just formally started exploring the possibilities, though I'm sure some of the employees have been thinking about it for years.

It would be nice to find a good routing through Carson City and then make use of I-580 but it's not obvious (to me) how to go southeast from Carson City to meet the US-95 corridor.
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 02:28 AM   #11443
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AET New York State Thruway

On April 23, 2016 at 12 am, the temporary AET gantries will be activated on I-87/I-287 in Rockland County, near the Tappan Zee Bridge, the first AET module on the Thruway system. In the future, AET could replace the entire manned toll system that the NYSTA currently uses.

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Old March 22nd, 2016, 04:12 AM   #11444
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Interesting to see electronic toll systems beginning to spread. Toronto has had its major toll freeway operating electronically since it opened in 1997, it was the first in the world at the time. Whenever I go through a traditional toll booth in the US it seems so foreign.
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 04:20 AM   #11445
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Honestly I think everyone inside of the Dallas metroplex is scratching their heads at the purpose of the Trinity Parkway.

If you look at where those levees are -- at high water, the Trinity fills everything in between, levee to levee.
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 05:17 PM   #11446
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Interesting to see electronic toll systems beginning to spread. Toronto has had its major toll freeway operating electronically since it opened in 1997, it was the first in the world at the time. Whenever I go through a traditional toll booth in the US it seems so foreign.
I am pretty sure Singapore did it first.
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 05:19 PM   #11447
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The Electronic Road Pricing in Singapore was launched in September 1998, a year after the 407 opened to traffic.

However, California 91 (Riverside Freeway) has all-electronic express lanes that opened in 1995.
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 05:21 PM   #11448
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ah, so I guess the 407's claim to fame was that it was the first entire freeway to be tolled, as express lanes aren't an entire freeway :P
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 07:29 PM   #11449
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It is all fine until you have to drive rental car. Car rental companies often add all sort of extra charges for using their cars in electronic toll lanes/roads.
For example in Florida rental cars can be used in SunPass lanes but there is extra daily fee on top of the actual toll every time you use it.

It's one of the reasons I like if there is option for the manual toll left. Often it comes cheaper for rental car

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Old March 23rd, 2016, 02:31 AM   #11450
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In Toronto (407-land) usually you don't even get the transponder in a rental
they'll charge you the "video toll" which is double the price or more
then the rental car agency will charge you a fee on top of that...
you might end up with a bill $50 for just driving a few km...

the advantage though is the 407 is usually free flowing and moving quickly, so driving the rental car (fastest car in the world natuerlich) is no problem
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 07:57 PM   #11451
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 09:37 PM   #11452
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Kosciuszko Bridge

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Old March 24th, 2016, 02:10 PM   #11453
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What is in the background? Is this new Kosciuszko Bridge?
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Old March 24th, 2016, 04:46 PM   #11454
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Yes, they are replacing the Kosciuszko Bridge

https://www.dot.ny.gov/kbridge
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Old March 25th, 2016, 01:34 AM   #11455
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I-495 / Long Island Expressway meets Greenpoint Ave


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Old March 25th, 2016, 09:38 PM   #11456
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Interstate 595

Interstate 595 in suburban Miami.

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Old March 26th, 2016, 02:17 PM   #11457
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I-10 in Florida panhandle.

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In general I found roads in Florida well kept. One of the best in the US.
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Old March 29th, 2016, 02:22 PM   #11458
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The roadbed is on it's way to meeting the central supports


Supports on their way up


Cranes on the NJ side
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Old March 30th, 2016, 12:51 AM   #11459
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More I-10 in Florida, this time eastbound:

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What kind of asphalt do they use in Florida for their interstates? It looks markedly different than that of NYS (picture below near Utica).

Interstate 90 - New York by Doug Kerr, on Flickr
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