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When IBTTA launched its members-only TollMiner™ data visualization tool early in the new year, it was much more than a statistical review of tolling facilities and operators across the IBTTA network. In some ways, the tool is a grand experiment in... Read More
It’s automatically good news in Washington, DC when 48 Members of Congress come together in a bipartisan forum called the Problem Solvers Caucus. And it was great news last week when that caucus turned its attention to infrastructure. “The report,... Read More
The Republican Member of Congress who served as Transportation Secretary in a Democratic President’s cabinet is starting the year with a call for bipartisan action to clear America’s crippling infrastructure deficit. “Messy commutes, dilapidated... Read More
IBTTA Executive Director and CEO Patrick Jones closed out 2017 with a mid-December appearance on All Things Considered, a nationally-syndicated public affairs program on National Public Radio. What began as a conversation about a $40 peak toll along... Read More
Tim Stewart is the Executive Director and CEO of the E-470 Public Highway Authority, and is beginning his year as IBTTA President after being elected by the IBTTA membership in September 2017. This blog post contains excerpts from Stewart’s recent... Read More
Today is where it starts.   IBTTA is surging into the new year, driven by the outstanding momentum the global tolling industry built in 2017. At the international, national, state and local levels and across the spectrum from policy to finance to... Read More
The tolling and transportation industries lost a beloved, gentle giant with the passing this week of Neil Schuster, IBTTA’s executive director from 1985 to 2001, from a rare genetic heart condition. He was 65. “Neil was a gentleman,” recalls IBTTA... Read More
A good friend of IBTTA is out with a smart, thoughtful analysis of the “very important economic experiment” the Virginia Department of Transportation undertook when it introduced rush hour tolls on Interstate 66, inside the Washington, DC Beltway.... Read More
The important place of public-private partnerships (P3s) as a tool in the highway funding toolbox was the focus of Emanuela Stocchi’s last public presentation as IBTTA President, to a session earlier today on capacity-building for highway... Read More
With transportation advocates looking to 2018 as the year when infrastructure policy and investment may come to the forefront, the White House has been floating a plan that calls for federal “sweeteners” for state and local governments that raise... Read More