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The Business of Mobility is IBTTA’s theme for 2015 as Javier Rodriguez, P.E., Executive Director of the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), takes the helm as the association’s 2015 president. "Our economy and mobility depend on the quality of our... Read More
Congress has a new challenge to address as the countdown begins once again fund the federal Highway Trust Fund and pass a Surface Transportation Reauthorization bill. Even if legislators increase the federal gas tax—a feat that was last accomplished... Read More
At the California Sustainable Transportation Funding Workshop last fall, IBTTA caught up with two leading advocates for road user charging (RUC) as a promising highway financing option.     “Our vision for paying for the highway system in the long... Read More
The Illinois Tollway is getting high marks for its decision to bring its call center contract back to the state—and to locate it at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where half of the 244 jobs go to people who are either blind or veterans. The... Read More
In the age of highway megaprojects, tolling agencies run the risk that customers will react to the noise and inconvenience during construction of a billion-dollar piece of infrastructure. So it’s great to see the Central Texas Regional Mobility... Read More
This is how you tell the story of a successful tolling project. Melbourne, Australia-based Transurban Group is out with a fantastic infographic—the file name calls it wall art—that tells the story of the 95 Express Lanes, the congestion relief... Read More
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