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Bill Cramer
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao closed out the year and the decade on a high note, with a mid-December statement that shone a light on two of the main benefits of new tolled capacity in North Carolina—their economic impact,... Read More
Bill Cramer
IBTTA Communications Director Bill Cramer recently sat down with Samuel Johnson, Chief Operations Officer for the Transportation Corridor Agencies (TCA) in Orange County, California, to learn a bit more about his background and interests.   Q: You... Read More
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The state tolling network that incorporates the nation’s oldest turnpike is getting an early start on celebrating its 80th anniversary next year, after unveiling a $129-million project to make its entire system cashless by autumn 2021. “As I sit... Read More
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The news story ran just a minute and 46 seconds. But it covered a lot of ground, pivoting back and forth between screen shots of mostly electronic toll facilities and a taped interview with IBTTA Executive Director and CEO Pat Jones. In all,... Read More
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Two weeks ago, the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority hosted the 7th Annual Florida Automated Vehicles Summit, a two-day event organized by several other IBTTA members – Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority, Central Florida Expressway Authority, and... Read More
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  With reauthorization of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act on the Congressional agenda, a Cornell University policy expert is calling on legislators to fix the highway system by shoring up its funding and optimizing its... Read More
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In what a leading newspaper is calling “an unusual example of interstate cooperation,” two state governments and the private sector have pulled together on a congestion relief project to benefit highway users in one of the United States’ most... Read More
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It isn’t often that the process of taking down a well-known highway becomes a major cause for celebration. But that’s what’s happened in Seattle, after the Washington State Department of Transportation successfully demolished the Alaskan Way... Read More
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The last month of pre-emptive electricity shutdowns in California, aimed at preventing utility power lines and transformers from sparking deadly wildfires, has brought a sharp focus to the fragility of some of the infrastructure our communities take... Read More
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A two-year-old post on America’s infrastructure crisis from U.S. news satire site The Onion tells exactly the spooky, scary story the transportation community will be looking for ahead of Halloween celebrations this Thursday. “Tossing and turning... Read More

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