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January 2015

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There are two sides to the coin in a recent piece of investment advice in Fortune magazine, pointing to low oil prices as a good reason to buy into toll-backed municipal bonds. With West Texas Intermediate and Brent Crude oil both trading below $50... Read More
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As the U.S. Congress approaches the deadline for reauthorizing the federal transportation program, it’s going to be hard enough to balance a $17 billion annual shortfall in the Highway Trust Fund. But what if it turned out that today’s gas taxes... Read More
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With a call for a bipartisan infrastructure plan to “make this country stronger for decades to come,” President Obama’s sixth’s State of the Union address raised the curtain on a debate that will shape the future of America’s highway transportation... Read More
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The Business of Mobility is IBTTA’s theme for 2015 as Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), takes the helm as the association’s 2015 president. "Our economy and mobility depend on the quality of our... Read More
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Congress has a new challenge to address as the countdown begins once again fund the federal Highway Trust Fund and pass a Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill. Even if legislators increase the federal gas tax—a feat that was last accomplished... Read More
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At the California Sustainable Transportation Funding Workshop last fall, IBTTA caught up with two leading advocates for road user charging (RUC) as a promising highway financing option.     “Our vision for paying for the highway system in the long... Read More
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The Illinois Tollway is getting high marks for its decision to bring its call center contract back to the state—and to locate it at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where half of the 244 jobs go to people who are either blind or veterans. The... Read More