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On April 14, 2021, the U.S. Senate’s Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a substantive and engaging hearing to begin a discussion about revenue alternatives for the long-term solvency of the Highway Trust Fund.  Five individuals were... Read More
In the early days of COVID-19, the main storyline was that everyone was locked down in the face of a global health emergency, and we were all in this together. A year into the pandemic, a finer-grained picture is coming into view. Yes, we’re (still... Read More
Nearly a week after U.S. President Joe Biden traveled to Pittsburgh, PA to unveil his American Jobs Plan, one conclusion is crystal clear—love it or hate it, this is an infrastructure program like none other in a generation or more. One of its... Read More
In 2019, New York State prioritized going “cashless” for the New York State Thruway and other major highway systems in the state in an effort to reduce pollution and congestion and mandated that the AET conversion must be done by the end of 2020.... Read More
  Goverment Affairs Update   Leadership from the US House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee and Highways and Transit Subcommittee issued guidance on March 22, 2021 on how projects can be considered as Member Designated... Read More
Traffic counts in the United States fell 13.2 percent last year, as the COVID-19 pandemic brought total vehicle miles travelled (VMT) down to a 20-year low and ended a six-year streak of rising annual volumes. The year-end estimate released in... Read More
With the United States facing a massive $2.6 trillion infrastructure funding gap, tolling and other forms of road usage charging will have to be at the center of the country’s plan to Build Back Better, IBTTA said earlier this month, in its response... Read More
As the world opens up to the Post-COVID era, the transportation industry will focus on communications’ interoperability for all modes of travel – air, roads, sea and rail.  Transportation communications interoperability has many facets. One example... Read More
Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee’s Chairman, Peter DeFazio (D-OR) announced an invitation for House members to submit highway and transit project designations (a.k.a., earmarks) to T&I for consideration... Read More
Photo credit: Halifax Harbour Bridges Creating connections that give back to communities has always been at the heart of tolling agencies’ locally driven mandate, resulting in a legacy of caring and giving back that was one of the most inspiring... Read More