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Environmental evidence was an important factor earlier in the summer when an Appeals Court ruled in favor of two projects undertaken by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) in Austin. The legal fight over Texas 45 Southwest and the... Read More
Guest blog by Pete Garino The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author. I still remember the day I saw the statistic that shaped my approach to highway infrastructure funding. When I found a 1970s General Accounting Office... Read More
A jubilee dinner, a re-dedication ceremony and an antique car show will be just a few of the highlights next year when the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the iconic Claiborne Pell... Read More
It’s an annual tradition in two parts. Hundreds of millions of Americans hit the open road to mark the Labor Day weekend and the end of summer. And, before they do, IBTTA (and many others in the surface transportation community) anticipate the... Read More
Cheryl Sparks, Director of Communications at the Maryland Transportation Authority, and Randy Brown, Senior Manager for Toll Facilities at RK&K, are Chief Meeting Organizers for IBTTA’s 86th Annual Meeting and Trade Show, October 14-16, 2018 in... Read More
Climate change despair scored a big, temporary win in early August, with the near-simultaneous release of two major reports on humanity’s failure to date to get climate change under control. But while the initial stories traced the missed... Read More
When IBTTA gathers in Baltimore in mid-October for its 86th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, you won't have to wait for the official meeting to start for great content and learning. This year, some of the best discussion and interaction will take... Read More
Developers and designers on at least three continents are continuing to chase the concept or the grail of solar roadways, in which solar-electric panels embedded in roads, sidewalks, or driveways generate electricity, provide roadway signage, and... Read More
Fact-based, transparent project selection, streamlined delivery, maximizing existing infrastructure, ensuring effective governance, and a diverse funding and financing framework are the five best practices to emerge from a new survey of trends and... Read More
A series of major bridge projects in three Canadian provinces has led to an interesting argument about tolling, with a senator affiliated with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party arguing that it’s unfair not to expect drivers to pay for... Read More