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Tolling Points - By Bill Cramer

Bill Cramer
If the coronavirus pandemic has done one thing, it has brought human societies around the world crashing back to basics. For the IBTTA family, those basics come down to community, connectivity, communication, and caring. In normal times, we are... Read More
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An available right of way, the allure of an all-weather highway, the urgent need for job creation during the Great Depression, and the need to move troops and equipment quickly across a large, sprawling state were some of the biggest motivations for... Read More
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When you attend IBTTA’s 2020 Technology Summit, April 2-4, in San Diego, CA, you’ll get more than just the latest update on the avalanche of emerging technologies and business practices reshaping the transportation sector. You’ll be a part of a... Read More
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The Republican Ranking Member on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is looking to vehicle miles tax/traveled to raise $1 trillion for highway, bridge, and other infrastructure repairs. Sam Graves (R-MO) “floated the vehicle... Read More
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It took two years of negotiations and an array of innovative financing mechanisms. But late last year, Louisiana finally declared victory on its first-ever public-private partnership (P3) for transportation infrastructure, a $162-million tolled... Read More
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IBTTA Second Vice President Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation, stressed the bedrock importance of the nation’s surface transportation network and compared highways to the other utilities Americans... Read More
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Average Household Pays Only $23 Per Month in Gas Taxes The average American household pays just under $23 per month in gas taxes for the roadways it depends on every day, compared to $66 for broadband Internet, $70 for water, $98 for mobile phone... Read More
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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
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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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