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Tolling Points

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
Bill Cramer
At a September forum organized by the Reason Foundation, IBTTA Executive Director and CEO Patrick Jones came up with another great metaphor to explain the roots of the highway funding crisis.   One of the most persistent myths about tolling is that... Read More
Pat Jones
At the U.S. Travel Association’s Connecting America Through Travel conference earlier today, two unique maps were released that show how traffic congestion is pushing American cities farther apart. Based on travel times, not geography, U.S. Travel... Read More
Bill Cramer
The renaissance is about to begin. And tolling is leading the way.That’s the optimistic, yet realistic message in an IBTTA guest post published earlier this week by the InfrastructureUSA blog, an influential website that advocates to restore America... Read More