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Tolling Points - By Bill Cramer

Bill Cramer
Essential programs and services, more robust data and analysis, a continuing commitment to knowledge transfer and an ambitious vision of tolling as a part of the wider transportation community are the four pillars of the newly adopted three-year... Read More
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Well, that didn’t take long. The day after California voters resoundingly rejected a ballot measure to repeal a state gas tax increase enacted last year, the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) announced it would push ahead with a $... Read More
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Some of the untold stories of the Trump administration’s infrastructure plan got a candid, public airing last month when D.J. Gribbin, the former White House Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure Policy, participated in a panel... Read More
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With mid-term elections in the United States only days away, campaign coverage in many states is pointing to the highway maintenance backlog and the need for durable funding solutions as a key issue for candidates and voters. In Michigan, where... Read More
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One of America’s leading transportation infrastructure publications reported on a session at IBTTA’s 86th Annual Meeting earlier this month as the cornerstone for a story on the future of surface transportation funding—and a curtain-raiser for the... Read More
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From Fort McMurray, Canada to the highways of Greece, the central importance of safety was a big conversation point at IBTTA’s 86th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore last week. Keynote speaker Darby Allen, now-retired chief of the local... Read More
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Toll interoperability technology, lane analysis and monitoring, equity in mobility and public engagement around a high-profile bridge replacement were among the focal points last week when IBTTA presented the 2018 Toll Excellence Awards during its... Read More
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Well, here’s a great example of long-term thinking. When the Kane County Division of Transportation in suburban Illinois proposed a new crossing over the Fox River, it knew two things: that tolls would be the only realistic way to fund the project... Read More
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pointing to the rise of electric vehicles as the latest good reason to get on with the job of refurbishing and modernizing the United States’ decades-old interstate highway system. Which means one of... Read More
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The majority of drivers in the Washington, DC area now use the 95 and 495 Express Lanes in suburban Virginia, and more than three-quarters of those customers say they rely on the lanes to cut their commute times, according to Transurban North... Read More

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