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Tolling Points

Bill Cramer
When San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge completed its transition to All-Electronic Tolling (AET) in March 2013, one of the most important challenges was to minimize any negative effects for the people who’d been the human face of the manual tolling... Read More
Bill Cramer
It would be a bit premature to conclude from the latest Pew Research poll that the public opinion giant is waking up to the urgency of the transportation infrastructure crisis. But the poll, released early this week ahead of President Obama’s State... Read More
Mitchell Beer
In this year’s State of the Union address, U.S. President Barack Obama struck a tone that should ring true for anyone responsible for maintaining America’s highways, and almost anyone who drives them. “Let’s make this a year of action,” the... Read More
Mitchell Beer
IBTTA’s Summit on Legislation, Policy & Infrastructure Finance takes place at a moment of transition for highway infrastructure funding in the United States. In this interview with our blogger Mitchell Beer, IBTTA Executive Director and CEO... Read More
Bill Cramer
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Congress should put a full range of transportation funding options on the table by removing barriers to tolling and pricing, IBTTA told the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee at a January 14 hearing. In... Read More
Bill Cramer
The Year of Customer Service. It’s exactly the theme you would expect from IBTTA’s 2014 President, Mike Heiligenstein, after his 10 years at the helm of the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) and 23 years in public service. Every... Read More
By Jenise Fryatt and Mitchell Beer The new year brought the announcement that Larry Ehl, crusading publisher of Transportation Issues Daily (TID), will be suspending his popular daily blog and weekly newsletter to become Chief of Staff for the Port... Read More
Bill Cramer
With 88% customer satisfaction after the first 12 months of operation, the I-85 Express Lanes in Atlanta are a great example of what happens when commuters get first-hand experience with tolling.  In October 2011, Georgia’s State Road & Tollway... Read More
Road salt and de-icing solution might not be the most obvious symbols of a safe, well-run toll road. But when temperatures dropped just below freezing last week in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, it fell to the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) to... Read More
Bill Cramer
Of the two House bills Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced earlier this week, the proposal to raise the gas tax and index it to inflation has received by far the most attention. But the Road Usage Fee Pilot Program Act of 2013 is the measure that... Read More

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