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Tolling Points - By Bill Cramer

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
  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