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Interstate tolling gains new enemy in big-business group

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 08, 2014

Interstate tolling gains new enemy in big-business group

There’s no question about the need to find a way to fund repairs to highways and infrastructure across the nation, particularly after an especially harsh winter left potholes and other damage on countless roads. Related: Reason Foundation: Value-added tolling is ‘better ...

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Reason Foundation: Value-added tolling is ‘better deal’ for drivers than gas tax

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 31, 2014

Reason Foundation: Value-added tolling is ‘better deal’ for drivers than gas tax

Tolling -- particularly value-added tolling -- would be a more beneficial transportation infrastructure funding option for highway users than an increase in the gas tax, according to a policy brief released Thursday by the Reason Foundation. Related: 5 Myths of Highway ...

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IBTTA Twitter chat series to focus on transportation, tolling issues

Amanda Bayhi - Mar 21, 2014

IBTTA Twitter chat series to focus on transportation, tolling issues

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) on Tuesday will launch a series of Twitter chats that focus on transportation issues such as tolling funding and investment. Dubbed #TranspoChat, the monthly series will kick off Tuesday at 3 p.m. Eastern ...

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Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 13, 2014

Transportation leaders speak up at Senate EPW hearing on MAP-21

Several transportation leaders offered testimony about highway funding on Wednesday morning at a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) hearing on MAP-21. The hearing, entitled “MAP-21 Reauthorization: The Economic Importance of Maintaining Federal Investments in our Transportation Infrastructure,” kicked ...

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President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 29, 2014

President Obama briefly addresses transportation in State of the Union

Tuesday night, President Obama gave his State of the Union address, which offered a chance for the president to present potential solutions for transportation and infrastructure funding. However, our sister site Overdrive points out that the president only briefly mentioned transportation ...

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Mike Heiligenstein begins one-year term as IBTTA president

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 06, 2014

Mike Heiligenstein begins one-year term as IBTTA president

Mike Heiligenstein has begun his one-year term as president of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA). Heiligenstein, who was elected at IBBTA’s 81st Annual Meeting in Vancouver, began his term on January 1. Heiligenstein also serves as Executive Director of ...

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IBTTA Executive Director, CEO Patrick Jones calls for tolls as means to relieve congestion

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 22, 2013

IBTTA Executive Director, CEO Patrick Jones calls for tolls as means to relieve congestion

Patrick Jones, executive director & CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA), this week pointed to tolling as a solution to traffic congestion. At the U.S. Travel Association’s Connecting America Through Travel Conference in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, ...

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U.S. Travel Association to host conference focused on infrastructure improvements

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 07, 2013

U.S. Travel Association to host conference focused on infrastructure improvements

Later this month, the U.S. Travel Association will host a conference aimed at promoting transportation infrastructure investment. The conference, Connecting America Through Travel, will take place November 19-20 at The Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Travel ...

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5 Myths of Highway Tolling

Amanda Bayhi - Oct 30, 2013

5 Myths of Highway Tolling

With reauthorization less than a year away, it’s time for lawmakers to begin considering funding options that will bring in revenue for the nation’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure. Though talk of increasing the gas tax recently spiked (Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood ...

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Study proposes implementing per-mile tolls on U.S. interstate system

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 13, 2013

Study proposes implementing per-mile tolls on U.S. interstate system

In an attempt to provide a solution to America’s transportation funding problems, the Reason Foundation has proposed tolling interstates and charging 3.5 cents per mile for cars and 14 cents per mile for trucks. The Reason Foundation, a libertarian nonprofit organization ...

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