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Tolling Points - By Bill Cramer

  A practical, pragmatic approach to highway finance awaits when you attend IBTTA’s Summit on Finance  and Policy, May 19-21, 2019 in Philadelphia. “Infrastructure finance is an area where it’s easy to step very quickly into the weeds,” says IBTTA... Read More
American motorists set another record in 2018, driving 12.2 billion more miles than they did in the previous year, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reported last week. Think Uber, Lyft, Amazon deliveries and a whole lot more. U.S.... Read More
A U.S. federal judge set an important precedent last week, with a decision that referred a legal challenge on Rhode Island’s truck tolling plan to the state court system. “IBTTA supports the state of Rhode Island's plan to use truck tolls as one of... Read More
With Chicago one run-off vote away from electing its next mayor, a task force led by former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is out with what amounts to an “all of the above” strategy for improving mobility and combatting congestion in the... Read More
With momentum building for a return to highway tolling in Connecticut, local news reports are beginning to focus on the “agglomeration” of support behind the initiative introduced by Governor Ned Lamont. It’s hardly a surprise that the state’s... Read More
It’s one thing for county transportation officials to look to tolling as a way to fund needed infrastructure to relieve epic highway congestion. It’s something else again when user financing becomes a key tool in the toolbox to counter sea level... Read More
Data security and privacy are emerging as a key concern as more and more municipalities embrace smart city development, according to a report issued last month by the New York City-based EastWest Institute (EWI). It’s an area where tolling agencies... Read More
The transportation community in Minnesota is giving an early thumbs-up to Governor Tim Walz’ plan to allocate new funding to roads, bridges, and transit over the next two years. The increases are part of a $49.5 Billion budget for 2020-21 that Walz... Read More
IBTTA member Milligan Partners is drawing on blockchain technology to launch Tolling.Network, a “distributed ledger” designed to facilitate toll interoperability among individual agencies, across the United States, and across borders. The new... Read More
A new tone was set in Connecticut last week, when newly-installed Governor Ned Lamont made highway tolling a centerpiece of his state’s economic recovery plan. The week’s storyline was summed up in the headline the Hartford Courant wrote for a... Read More