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January 2014

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It would be a bit premature to conclude from the latest Pew Research poll that the public opinion giant is waking up to the urgency of the transportation infrastructure crisis. But the poll, released early this week ahead of President Obama’s State... Read More
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In this year’s State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama struck a tone that should ring true for anyone responsible for maintaining America’s highways, and almost anyone who drives them. “Let’s make this a year of action,” the... Read More
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IBTTA’s Summit on Legislation, Policy & Infrastructure Finance takes place at a moment of transition for highway infrastructure funding in the United States. In this interview with our blogger Mitchell Beer, IBTTA Executive Director and CEO... Read More
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WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Congress should put a full range of transportation funding options on the table by removing barriers to tolling and pricing, IBTTA told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee at a January 14 hearing. In... Read More
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The Year of Customer Service. It’s exactly the theme you would expect from IBTTA’s 2014 President, Mike Heiligenstein, after his 10 years at the helm of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) and 23 years in public service. Every... Read More
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By Jenise Fryatt and Mitchell Beer The new year brought the announcement that Larry Ehl, crusading publisher of Transportation Issues Daily (TID), will be suspending his popular daily blog and weekly newsletter to become Chief of Staff for the Port... Read More
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Road salt and de-icing solution might not be the most obvious symbols of a safe, well-run toll road. But when temperatures dropped just below freezing last week in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, it fell to the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) to... Read More
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At the U.S. Travel Association’s Connecting America Through Travel conference earlier today, two unique maps were released that show how traffic congestion is pushing American cities farther apart. Based on travel times, not geography, U.S. Travel... Read More
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Citing history dating back to 1772 and court cases ever since, lawyers for the Virginia Department of Transportation delivered a blistering rebuke earlier this summer to the false notion that tolls are taxes. Along the way, VDOT put together a... Read More
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“Tolling the interstates—all interstates, not just I-80—deserves consideration.” With that simple quote, a newspaper in rural Pennsylvania showed what it takes to change public attitudes on tolling. The catalyst was the mid-September release of... Read More

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