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Tolling Points

Bill Cramer
With momentum building for a return to highway tolling in Connecticut, local news reports are beginning to focus on the “agglomeration” of support behind the initiative introduced by Governor Ned Lamont. It’s hardly a surprise that the state’s... Read More
Bill Cramer
It’s one thing for county transportation officials to look to tolling as a way to fund needed infrastructure to relieve epic highway congestion. It’s something else again when user financing becomes a key tool in the toolbox to counter sea level... Read More
Bill Cramer
Data security and privacy are emerging as a key concern as more and more municipalities embrace smart city development, according to a report issued last month by the New York City-based EastWest Institute (EWI). It’s an area where tolling agencies... Read More
Bill Cramer
The transportation community in Minnesota is giving an early thumbs-up to Governor Tim Walz’ plan to allocate new funding to roads, bridges, and transit over the next two years. The increases are part of a $49.5 Billion budget for 2020-21 that Walz... Read More
Bill Cramer
IBTTA member Milligan Partners is drawing on blockchain technology to launch Tolling.Network, a “distributed ledger” designed to facilitate toll interoperability among individual agencies, across the United States, and across borders. The new... Read More
Bill Cramer
A new tone was set in Connecticut last week, when newly-installed Governor Ned Lamont made highway tolling a centerpiece of his state’s economic recovery plan. The week’s storyline was summed up in the headline the Hartford Courant wrote for a... Read More
Bill Cramer
“Running smoothly.” They’re the two words that every road builder and traffic planner looks forward to hearing at the end of a project. And they were the main takeaway from local traffic reporter Chris Sullivan of Seattle’s KIRO Radio, after the... Read More
Bill Cramer
A late January opinion piece in the Roanoke Times in western Virginia captures the kind of integrated, systematic thinking that could deliver a durable solution to the United States’ infrastructure investment crisis. The post by retired public... Read More
Bill Cramer
The province of British Columbia got a harsh snapshot of the economic value of mobility late last year, when a delayed decision on a tolled bridge prompted a western Canadian pharmacy chain to consider moving its corporate headquarters out of the... Read More
Bill Cramer
A new study is pointing to road usage charging as the preferred method to ensure that electric vehicle owners pay their share of the cost for the roads they use. “As we think about this longer-term transition toward a much higher volume of electric... Read More

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