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With mid-term elections in the United States only days away, campaign coverage in many states is pointing to the highway maintenance backlog and the need for durable funding solutions as a key issue for candidates and voters. In Michigan, where... Read More
One of America’s leading transportation infrastructure publications reported on a session at IBTTA’s 86th Annual Meeting earlier this month as the cornerstone for a story on the future of surface transportation funding—and a curtain-raiser for the... Read More
From Fort McMurray, Canada to the highways of Greece, the central importance of safety was a big conversation point at IBTTA’s 86th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Baltimore last week. Keynote speaker Darby Allen, now-retired chief of the local... Read More
Toll interoperability technology, lane analysis and monitoring, equity in mobility and public engagement around a high-profile bridge replacement were among the focal points last week when IBTTA presented the 2018 Toll Excellence Awards during its... Read More
Well, here’s a great example of long-term thinking. When the Kane County Division of Transportation in suburban Illinois proposed a new crossing over the Fox River, it knew two things: that tolls would be the only realistic way to fund the project... Read More
While infrastructure as a collective is no doubt aging throughout the developed world, toll roads remain lucrative assets because they bring in substantial revenue. As discussed in Fitch’s special report “Toll Roads – 10 Years in Infrastructure”,... Read More
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is pointing to the rise of electric vehicles as the latest good reason to get on with the job of refurbishing and modernizing the United States’ decades-old interstate highway system. Which means one of... Read More
The majority of drivers in the Washington, DC area now use the 95 and 495 Express Lanes in suburban Virginia, and more than three-quarters of those customers say they rely on the lanes to cut their commute times, according to Transurban North... Read More
Kristen Johnson of ITR Concession Company LLC, Jessica Carson of the E-470 Public Highway Authority, and Chris Body of Kapsch TrafficCom are track chairs for IBTTA’s 86th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, October 14-16, 2018 in Baltimore. In this... Read More
For any business known to humanity, it’s hard to imagine a better way to surprise and delight customers than by delivering better, more convenient service at lower cost. But at its best, that’s precisely the expectation that a new generation of... Read More