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Tolling Points

Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director and CEO, IBTTA, responding to a blog post by Fawn Johnson with the National Journal. You can read Fawn Johnson’s article here, Potholes, Even Canyon-Sized Ones, Aren’t Political. Fawn, congratulations on a... Read More
A television interview earlier this week by US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx points toward a possible breakthrough in the U.S. government’s approach to transportation financing. “Tolls are a local decision,” Foxx told WHAS11 in Louisville,... Read More
384 bridges rehabilitated or replaced.  1,845 miles of highway improvements.  $8.6 billion from 2015 to 2020.  $1.88 billion in road projects in the first year.  More than 400,000 jobs over the life of the program.   This is what a highway... Read More
The Interstate highway system is wearing out. Over the next two decades, nearly all of its 47,000 miles will have to be rebuilt, to make it serviceable for another 50+ years. In addition, several hundred major interchanges are horrible bottlenecks... Read More
As long as there have been public roadways, it's been necessary to educate citizens about the need for funding road construction and upkeep. After all, no matter what the mechanism for obtaining infrastructure funding, ultimately it comes from the... Read More
If you haven’t renewed your IBTTA membership, you’re a very short time away from missing one of the most important deadlines of the year. As long as you renew by March 31, your organization will retain all the benefits of being a part of the only... Read More
IBTTA kicks off its monthly Twitter Chat series with special guest Lloyd Brown, Communications Director with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). Join us for an hour of fast-paced discussion, debate, and... Read More
When IBTTA’s Summit on Legislation, Policy and Infrastructure Finance opened in Washington, DC Monday morning, panelists and participants had a stark reality to confront.  Federal transportation funding under MAP-21 expires in 205 days.  Tolling... Read More
With just under a week to go before IBTTA’s Summit on Legislation, Policy, and Infrastructure Finance, the voices are coming in from every corner of the United States: our prosperity depends on highway infrastructure, infrastructure depends on... Read More
With recent comments that identified the trucking industry as one of the chief beneficiaries of a well-financed highway system, U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) opened one of the most powerful arguments for giving states greater flexibility to fund... Read More