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Cynthia Essenmacher arrived four months ago as Tolling Program Manager at the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Center for Innovative Finance Support, after more than a decade working at FHWA and, before that, the Maryland Transportation... Read More
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With federal and state funding capacity falling short, at least one major player on the U.S. infrastructure finance scene is pointing to toll roads as a way to pay for much of the surface transportation the country needs. Moody’s Investors Service,... Read More
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Any salesperson knows they’ve made a significant advance with a prospective customer when the conversation shifts from “if” to “how”. It’s the moment when the prospect stops thinking about whether they’re going to buy and starts working out when to... Read More
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Jeff Heilstedt, Vice President at AECOM, and Eric Hemphill, Director of System and Incident Management with the North Texas Tollway Authority, are Co-Chief Meeting Organizers for IBTTA’s Maintenance and Roadway Operations Workshop, May 21-23, 2017... Read More
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IBTTA members have known for a very long time that the more familiar people are with modern tolling systems, the more likely they are to like them. Now, in a suburb of Greater Vancouver, at least one mayor is adding his voice to a debate that has... Read More
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“Want America to Be ‘Great’ Again? Pay For It.” That was the picture-perfect headline that TIME magazine, one of America’s most venerable and influential print publications, attached to the op ed it published last week by IBTTA Executive Director... Read More
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What does it say about a country’s approach to highway and other infrastructure investment if we’re constantly fighting a war, rather than winning the peace? And how much better can we prevail against a very tough enemy—in this case, the inevitable... Read More
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A rural stretch of I 85, from Georgia to the edge of Alabama, is being turned into a test bed and a working model for a road that every user, operator, entrepreneur, and environmentalist can fall in love with. That’s the goal of The Ray, a project... Read More
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Safety, resiliency, and innovation will be the watchwords May 21-23 when IBTTA convenes its annual Maintenance and Roadway Operations Workshop in New Orleans. The meeting features a technical tour of the city’s post-Hurricane Katrina storm surge... Read More
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The gracefully flowing archway and rays of sunlight on the report cover say it all: there are challenges on the immediate horizon, but the “futures of transportation” that senior industry executives explored at IBTTA’s Transportation Visioning... Read More

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