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February 2015

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The “first domino to fall” on mileage-based user fees will be in place in April when Oregon begins operational trials of its road user charging pilot project. That’s the way Tom Taylor, Verizon Telematics Vice President of Advanced Strategy,... Read More
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As the dimensions of U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx’s 30-year transportation plan gradually take shape, two things are becoming clear. America in 2045 will be a much more multi-modal place than it is today. And highways will still be the... Read More
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A couple of excellent visualizations on the Washington Post’s Wonkblog earlier this month got me wondering: How would you use maps to represent the benefits of tolling? The concept is powerful: On February 2, a map produced by Eric Fischer at Mapbox... Read More
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In a wide-ranging commentary last month, the Brookings Institution pointed to the higher purpose we serve when we build, finance, and maintain highway infrastructure. “Concrete, steel and fiber-optic cable are the essential building blocks of the... Read More
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Photo credit: Elizabeth River Tunnels Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC) OpCo, LLC, the IBTTA member responsible for Virginia’s new Midtown Tunnel between the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth, has earned top honors from Road & Bridges magazine as... Read More
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When an infrastructure project is large and complex, it can take months or years to put together the plan, the financing, and the political will to turn an urgent need into a finished road, bridge, or tunnel. That’s why it was such big news last... Read More