Government, Logistics, TCA

Rhode Island Truck Tolls Begin as Trucking Vows to Fight

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — Rhode Island began charging tractor-trailers to drive on Interstate 95 on the morning of June 11. But while opponents rallied against a tolling scheme they call unconstitutional, it is unclear when — or even if — a long-threatened legal challenge will come.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
June 12, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

West Virginia Turnpike Tolls to Double


West Virginia’s motorists and visitors traveling across the Mountain State learned June 7 that tolls along the West Virginia Turnpike will double when the year 2019 arrives on their calendars.

Greg Jordan | Bluefield (W. Va.) Daily Telegraph
June 8, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

TxDOT to Forgive $1.3 Billion in Unpaid Toll Fees, Fines

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The Texas Department of Transportation will waive more than $1.3 billion in late fines and fees owed by those who drove on its toll roads since 2007, agency officials say, a response to a cap in such fees imposed last year by the Legislature

Ben Wear | Austin American-Statesman
April 19, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Supporters and Opponents Clash Over Adding Tolls to Connecticut Highways

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In an often-passionate debate, advocates squared off March 14 in Connecticut for more than five hours in the long-running battle for electronic highway tolls that has split the legislature.

Christopher Keating | The Hartford (Conn.) Courant
March 16, 2018

Utah House Passes Bill Giving Transportation Commission More Freedom to Toll

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The Utah House of Representatives passed a bill that grants the state transportation commission freedom to establish tolls on all roads.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 6, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Toll-Management Providers Help Make Life Easier for Fleets

An EZ-Pass toll plaza on Interstate 95 in Maryland. An EZ-Pass toll plaza on Interstate 95 in Maryland. (TT File Photo)

Tolls can cause administrative headaches and bring additional costs to trucking companies, but toll-management providers are offering services that could help alleviate both burdens.

Bruce Lilly | Special to Transport Topics
January 30, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

N.Y. Gov. Proposes Eliminating Toll Booths From State Thruway by 2020

Office of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to eliminate toll booths from the State Thruway by 2020.

Julie McMahon | Syracuse (N.Y.) Media Group
January 5, 2018
Government, Equipment, TCA

First New Hampshire Turnpike Toll Hike in 10 Years Proposed

Allegra Boverman/Union Leader

A proposed 50% increase in turnpike tolls - the first systemwide hike in 10 years - would speed up existing reconstruction projects on Interstate 293 in Manchester, N.H., in Concord, N.H. and on the Seacoast; fund new projects; and eliminate the two ramp tolls at the F.E. Everett Turnpike exits in Merrimack, N.H. according to a new state report.

Kevin Landrigan | The New Hampshire Union Leader
November 28, 2017
Government, Business

Atlanta Mayor to Address Tolling Proponents at IBTTA Conference Sept. 10-12

The mayor of Atlanta is scheduled to expound on the local transportation system when he greets attendees at the 85th annual International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association conference in his city in September.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
August 17, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Logistics, TCA

Roads That Pay for Themselves: Startup Nears Two Smart Pavement Pilot Project Contracts

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After years of planning, the next several months are when Tim Sylvester will get the chance to start testing out what he’s been telling people for years: roads can pay for themselves.

Ben Miller | Government Technology
August 15, 2017