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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
“Running smoothly.” They’re the two words that every road builder and traffic planner looks forward to hearing at the end of a project. And they were the main takeaway from local traffic reporter Chris Sullivan of Seattle’s KIRO Radio, after the... Read More
A late January opinion piece in the Roanoke Times in western Virginia captures the kind of integrated, systematic thinking that could deliver a durable solution to the United States’ infrastructure investment crisis. The post by retired public... Read More
The province of British Columbia got a harsh snapshot of the economic value of mobility late last year, when a delayed decision on a tolled bridge prompted a western Canadian pharmacy chain to consider moving its corporate headquarters out of the... Read More