Government, Business

New Jersey Highway Tolls to Rise up to 36%

Traffic moves along the New Jersey Turnpike outside of Woodbridge, N.J. Traffic moves along the New Jersey Turnpike outside of Woodbridge, N.J. (Emile Wamsteker via Bloomberg News)

Tolls on three major New Jersey highways will rise by as much as 36% after Gov. Phil Murphy declined to use his veto power over authorities that approved the increases, effectively allowing them to take place.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
May 28, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

N.J. Transportation Stakeholders Disagree Over Virtual Toll Hearings

The New Jersey State House in Trenton, N.J. The New Jersey State House in Trenton, N.J. (Paul Brady/Getty Images)

New Jersey Transportation Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti fired back at critics April 2 who said the agency shouldn’t have held hearings on a proposal toll increase and $500 million capital plan on the Atlantic City Expressway during the coronavirus crisis.

Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media Group
April 3, 2020
Government, Business, TCA

Connecticut Eyes Vote on Heavy Trucks Toll

An aerial view of roads in east Hartford, Conn. An aerial view of roads in east Hartford, Conn. (Christopher Boswell/Getty Images)

As hundreds of people filled the Connecticut Legislative Office Building on Jan. 31 to loudly proclaim their position on tolls, two top Democrats and Gov. Ned Lamont gathered under the gold dome nearby and resolved to adopt the plan within two weeks.

Kaitlyn Krasselt and Ken Dixon | The Hour (Norwalk, Conn.)
February 3, 2020
Government, Business

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Thruway Toll Plan Shadows $2.7 Billion Bond Sale

Tappan Zee and Mario Cuomo bridges In this Sept. 7, 2018, file photo, a section of the old Tappan Zee Bridge (center) is framed by the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in Nyack, N.Y. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s still-unclear policy on future toll increases for the new Tappan Zee Bridge and the 570-mile New York State Thruway is casting uncertainty over the agency’s outlook as it returns to the municipal-bond market.

Martin Z. Braun | Bloomberg News
October 16, 2019
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls to Rise — Again

Pennsylvania Turnpike Entrance to the Pennsylvania Turnpike. (Wikicommons)

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 6% toll rate increase to keep pace with rising debt-service costs.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 22, 2019

Virginia Lawmakers Strike Tolling Plan From I-81 Bills

I-81 Tolling Traffic on Interstate 81 in Roanoke County, Va. (Virginia Department of Transportation/Flickr)

Legislation outlining an improvement program for Interstate 81 in Virginia has been amended to exclude plans for tolls along the route.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

U.S. 301 Toll Road Through Middletown, Del., Nearly Ready

Delaware U.S. 301 running through Middletown (Dough4872/WikiCommons)

The Delaware Department of Transportation is putting the finishing touches on the new U.S. 301 toll road through Middletown, but the opening date isn’t set in concrete.

Ben Mace | Middletown (Del.) Transcript
December 28, 2018
Government, Logistics

More Toll Lanes Could Be Coming to North Carolina

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A $551 million project to add toll lanes on Interstate 77 in North Carolina from the South Carolina line to the Belk Freeway is among 77 statewide transportation projects being considered for future funding, the state’s department of transportation said.

Bruce Henderson | The Charlotte (N.C.) Observer
April 4, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Truckers Ask Court to Halt Pennsylvania Turnpike Toll Payments to PennDOT

Mark Danielson/Flickr

Groups representing truckers and other motorists asked a federal judge April 2 to halt the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s payments to PennDOT for state transportation projects while the court decides their claims that turnpike tolls are unconstitutionally excessive.

Peter Hall | The (Allentown, Pa.) Morning Call
April 4, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Federal Appeals Court Dismisses ATA’s New York Thruway Lawsuit

New York State Thruway Authority

A federal appeals court has dismissed a class-action lawsuit filed in 2013 by American Trucking Associations alleging that the New York State Thruway Authority did not have the right to use toll revenues collected from commercial truckers to support the state’s canal system.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 29, 2018