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The global tolling industry is extending a warm welcome in response to Elaine L. Chao’s likely confirmation as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation after her hearing on January 11. “IBTTA and the tolling industry are excited to work to advance... Read More
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım, and an array of foreign dignitaries were on hand late last month for the inauguration of the all-electronic Eurasia Tunnel, a $1.25-billion, 14.5-kilometre facility that... Read More
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The news that the Illinois Tollway has budgeted nearly $1 billion this year for capital investment, with the largest share devoted to Move Illinois projects, points back to three priorities the agency has laid out for advancing its system and... Read More
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“It’s a great problem to have,” said Mindy Peterson, spokesperson for RiverLink, operator of the new toll system on the Ohio River bridges. Less than a week after the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge, the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge, and the new... Read More
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As New Year’s resolutions go, it’s about as sharp and focused as you could ever hope for. In a presentation, late last year to a special committee of the U.S. Transportation Research Board (TRB), IBTTA Executive Director and CEO Pat Jones closed... Read More
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After nearly two years of negotiation and regulatory proceedings, Germany and the European Commission have reached a breakthrough agreement on road tolling for passenger vehicles. Until now, tolling in Germany has been limited to trucks, explains... Read More
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After a painfully divisive general election season, it turns out there’s something American voters agree on: In overwhelming numbers, voters on both sides of the aisle and across all demographic groups say the federal government should pass “a... Read More
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The State of Florida has a message for the incoming administration of Donald J. Trump: When it comes to highway infrastructure, we know what to do, and we’re ready to roll. That was the unmistakeable storyline last month when the “digital... Read More
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Yet another milestone! The U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) latest highway mobility statistics would almost be old news—except that, with a new Administration preparing to take the reins in Washington, DC, the numbers could not be more... Read More
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A Washington Post editorial last week, tracing the benefits of a major new tolling project in Northern Virginia, points to some of the key facts and arguments that could help the new Trump Administration develop a funding pathway for the ambitious... Read More

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