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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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U.S. toll industry expected to be stable in 2014

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 04, 2013

U.S. toll industry expected to be stable in 2014

Moody’s Investors Services announced Wednesday that it has updated its 2014 outlook on the U.S. toll industry, changing its outlook to stable from negative in its report “2014 Outlook -- US Toll Roads.” The negative outlook comes from the company’s research ...

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Don’t mess with the toll roads; Virginia man racks up $250K bill

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 27, 2013

Don’t mess with the toll roads; Virginia man racks up $250K bill

That’s one heck of a bill for going through tolls without paying. A Virginia man didn’t realize that he had to pay tolls when he was driving through unmanned toll booths at night three years ago. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) ...

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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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MassDOT to hold public meeting on all-electronic tolling

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 21, 2013

MassDOT to hold public meeting on all-electronic tolling

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will hold a public meeting on August 22 to discuss its all-electronic tolling (AET) proposal. MassDOT has proposed converting and replacing the I-90 Western Turnpike and I-90 Boston Metropolitan Highway System interchange-based manual cash and ...

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Massachusetts moves forward with all-electronic tolling plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 16, 2013

Massachusetts moves forward with all-electronic tolling plan

Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick and his administration are moving forward with a $250 million plan that would replace toll collectors in the state with all-electronic tolling, according to a report from The Republican. In addition to the push for all-electronic ...

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New tolls on old interstates? Almost unthinkable.

John Latta - Jul 16, 2013

New tolls on old interstates? Almost unthinkable.

The issue of tolling existing interstates isn’t going away. It’s not popular and it’s down in the “slim and none” chances category in most analyses. But with highway funding hopelessly inadequate and no new source on the short-term horizon, this ...

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Massachusetts to implement all-electronic toll-taking

Amanda Bayhi - May 08, 2013

Massachusetts to implement all-electronic toll-taking

Massachusetts is following Los Angeles’ lead and installing all-electronic tolling systems. However, rather than focus on one toll booth on one bridge, Massachusetts Transportation Secretary Richard Davey has said the goal is to have statewide open-road electronic toll collection fully operational ...

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Americans prefer tolls to fund transportation projects

Amanda Bayhi - May 06, 2013

Americans prefer tolls to fund transportation projects

The majority of Americans--71 percent--would be willing to pay a higher toll fare to save time, according to the results of the America THINKS 2013 Tolling Survey from HNTB Corporation. The survey, which polled 1,000 Americans in late January, looked at ...

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