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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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Lattatudes

Brooke Wisdom - Dec 01, 2009

Lattatudes

The Curious Case of the Missing Rabbit Consider the situation of the magician who moves smoothly into the rabbit-out-of-a-top-hat trick. His preparation is designed to convey the impression of a skilled professional negotiating a tense preamble that must be done just ...

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