Tolling Points - By Bill Cramer

Nearly a week after U.S. President Joe Biden traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to unveil his American Jobs Plan, one conclusion is crystal clear—love it or hate it, this is an infrastructure program like none other in a generation or more. One of its... Read More
With the United States facing a massive $2.6 trillion infrastructure funding gap, tolling and other forms of road usage charging will have to be at the center of the country’s plan to Build Back Better, IBTTA said earlier this month, in its response... Read More
Photo credit: Halifax Harbour Bridges Creating connections that give back to communities has always been at the heart of tolling agencies’ locally driven mandate, resulting in a legacy of caring and giving back that was one of the most inspiring... Read More
Photo credit: Transportation Corridor Agencies, CA IBTTA is seizing the initiative on climate change impacts and solutions with the formation of a new task force to address sustainability and resilience. The effort got under way February 3 with a... Read More
Mike Heiligenstein officially steps down from CTRMA   Mike Heiligenstein has been a distinguished leader in local government, surface transportation, and infrastructure since he was first elected to public office in Central Texas in 1980. Last... Read More
The United States begins a journey of change this week, and there will be ample opportunities for the tolling and user financing community to put itself in the picture. New administrations in Washington, DC always bring a shift in direction. Look... Read More
With President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration just weeks away, the early indications are that infrastructure will be at the heart of the new administration’s economic strategy. Biden’s selection of former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg,... Read More
Though state officials are already looking ahead to a post-pandemic era when revenues and construction projects stabilize, recent news reports show how badly some state departments of transportation (DOTs) are hurting. It all shines a light on the... Read More
Tolling agencies in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Ohio are at the center of a bold initiative to test platooning for automated long-haul trucks through one of the most important and heavily travelled freight corridors in the United States. The Smart... Read More
With internal combustion vehicle bans emerging as a go-to climate solution, and large urban areas scrambling to get a handle on gridlocked traffic, two different jurisdictions in the last week have identified tolling as a possible answer to their... Read More