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National legislators got a first-hand look at the future of highway transportation last Wednesday when the Commonwealth of Virginia cut the ribbon on the 29-mile 95 Express Lanes project. The lanes follow a 29-mile route along I-95 and I-395 between... Read More
In a report this week, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) put a sobering number to a problem that IBTTA has been working hard to help solve. In its 2015 Bottom Line Report, a joint publication with the... Read More
While tolling technology has evolved over the last 20 years, and regional standards have involved for interoperability, there is not a national standard. Because of this, there is a federal mandate in place for national toll interoperability by 2016... Read More
With less momentum toward a long-term highway transportation bill, the results of U.S. mid-term elections last week reinforce the trend toward state initiatives funded by private capital, infrastructure analyst Ken Orski argued in the November 8... Read More
On November 4, a number of transportation funding initiatives appeared on state and local ballots. Clearly, state and local governments are looking for ways to fund their infrastructure needs. In Maryland and Wisconsin, voters amended their state... Read More
With the U.S. Congress and the White House set to begin sorting out their dynamics and priorities after today’s elections, the timing may have been just right for President Barack Obama to officially proclaim November 2014 as Critical Infrastructure... Read More
Now that nearly 1,000 participants have had a chance to get home and catch their breath after IBTTA’s 82nd Annual Meeting and Exhibition in mid-September, here are some of the biggest takeaways from three intensive days of discussion, listening,... Read More
Long after the storm of the century, the people of New Jersey are still putting to rights the things that Hurricane Sandy tore apart in October 2012. In some cases, that means upgrades as simple as a fresh coat of paint and a new fence. Those were... Read More
British Columbia’s Transportation Investment Corporation has reduced travel times along the busy Port Mann/Highway 1 corridor by up to 50 percent, saving drivers an hour per daily commute, with a regional infrastructure project that included... Read More
In an October 1 blog post on The Huffington Post, Joseph Kopser, RideScout™ CEO and Iraq war veteran connects the dots between the 2.9 billion gallons of fuel that American drivers idle away in congestion each year, the U.S. service members who “... Read More

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