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The state with the best roads in the country is...

Brian Ethridge - Jul 28, 2014

The state with the best roads in the country is...

According to a report from the Washington Post, the state with the best roads in the country is ...Florida! The report says only four percent of Florida's 121,000+ miles road are in need of work. That's way below the nation's average of ...

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President Obama to urge for private investments

Brian Ethridge - Jul 21, 2014

President Obama to urge for private investments

If a multiyear solution to the Highway Trust Fund is unable to be reached, President Barack Obama will look into private investors to help fix roads and bridges around the country. That would likely mean more tolls for drivers as ...

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Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test site

Brian Ethridge - Jul 18, 2014

Illinois Tollway to launch first ever technology test site

The Illinois Tollway is set to build a "living laboratory" which will serve as a unique test site to improve existing products and study technology advancements.  The test site will immediately focus on smartphone tolling applications and I-Pass transponders to ...

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Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 24, 2014

Fitch: Gas tax hike should be paired with other revenue sources to fund transportation

Fitch Ratings released a statement on Tuesday noting that a gas tax increase needs to be paired with another revenue source to provide the necessary funding for transportation projects. Fitch pointed to the recently-proposed 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax hike as a “positive ...

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Delaware to see raised tolls instead of gas tax hike

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 21, 2014

Delaware to see raised tolls instead of gas tax hike

Delaware drivers can soon expect an increase in certain tolls, but the state’s gas tax will not rise. That’s because Gov. Jack Markell and his administration are raising tolls on Route 1 by $1 -- a move that’s expected to collect ...

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North Carolina DOT: Future state funding likely to include tolls

Amanda Bayhi - May 28, 2014

North Carolina DOT: Future state funding likely to include tolls

North Carolina is likely to begin using tolls to help fund state highway maintenance and expansions, according to The Daily News, Jacksonville. North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Chief Deputy Secretary Nick Tennyson recently told attendees at a public information session ...

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Illinois Tollway implements remote-controlled camera lens cleaning system

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

Illinois Tollway implements remote-controlled camera lens cleaning system

One agency is improving its toll collections by simply keeping its cameras cleaner. The Illinois Tollway has implemented a new remote-controlled camera lens cleaning system, WLS-TV reports. The system -- a first in the U.S. -- features a power washer with jet ...

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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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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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For whom the toll bills

John Latta - Oct 09, 2012

For whom the toll bills

We know that one of the key reasons that raising the gas tax was never considered an option as legislators (read: re-electable politicians) knew that the public doesn't trust them to use additional tax money purely for highways and bridges. So ...

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RoadWorks

Better Roads Staff - Aug 05, 2012

RoadWorks

Inside the highway and bridge industries     The ups/downs of an infrastructure bank   Would an infrastrsucture bank work? Would it be a major factor in funding vital future work and development? The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report looking into its possibilities. A ...

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Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Better Roads Staff - Feb 17, 2012

Kirk Landers, Editor Emeritus

Currying Corporate Support By Kirk Landers In its January forecast essay “What’s Ahead for Transportation in 2012?” the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) writes hopefully of the business community increasing its support for a more reliable transportation system. Noting ...

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