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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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Highway expansion and local traffic: oil and water?

John Latta - Jul 12, 2013

Highway expansion and local traffic: oil and water?

The highway, that venerable American institution--that core value, that industry and community building institution--is under assault again. Better Institutions, a blog about transportation and urban planning policy, joins a chorus of blogs addressing what it calls, “The self-defeating nature of highway ...

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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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Pushing the toll option

John Latta - Jan 10, 2013

Pushing the toll option

The International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is launching what it calls an "aggressive" campaign to show us the benefits of tolling AND suggesting more of it. With highway infrastructure in such abysmal shape, tolling has to be on ...

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Lattatudes

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Lattatudes

Bust Up Their Floating Crap Game Let’s be ruthless about this. By John Latta Politicians and wannabe politicians are at their most vulnerable during election season. Let’s take advantage of that. Polls and the goings on in Washington with the reauthorization of a ...

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Zen and the Art of Parachute Jumping

John Latta - Jan 06, 2011

I wonder. If politicians, wearing government-issue parachutes,  jumped out of airplanes (or were pushed, remember they're politicians) and decided not to deploy the chute to show their voting constituents how reluctant they are to waste taxpayer dollars (remember, they're politicians) would ...

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Financial District

Better Roads Staff - Jul 01, 2010

Stuck in traffic Delayed reauthorization costs keep adding up with no relief in sight By John Latta Traffic congestion and the delays it causes are costing the nation’s construction firms an estimated $23 billion each year, according to a new analysis by the ...

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