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

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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 | Staff Reporter
March 29, 2018
Government, Business

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Bill for I-81 Truck Tolling Study

I-81 in Virginia Junction I-81 by MPD01605/Flickr

A Virginia lawmaker has proposed a bill calling for the state’s transportation board to study the potential for a truck tolling system along Interstate 81.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018

Rhode Island Truck-Only Tolling Plan Pushed to Spring 2018

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Rhode Island transportation officials are delaying implementation of the initial phase of a trucks-only toll plan until February or March to shore up work on the plan’s environmental permitting, technical, engineering and financial requirements, a state Department of Transportation spokesman said.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2017
Government, Logistics, TCA

Pennsylvania Turnpike Will Hike Tolls for Each of the Next 27 Years, Driving Away Users, Analyst Says

Pennsylvania turnpike toll Mark Danielson/Flickr

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission’s ninth straight annual toll increase, approved by its board July 18, helps pay for turnpike operations, plus the highway’s $500 million annual capital budget and $450 million for mass transit systems, including SEPTA.

Joseph N. DiStefano | The Philadelphia Inquirer
July 20, 2017
Government, Fuel, Logistics

Rep. DeFazio Aims to Block Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

DeFazio Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

WASHINGTON — Rep. Peter DeFazio is never far from home. His small office at the Rayburn House Office Building is a bona fide southwest Oregon visitor center. Visitors are greeted by posters of college football matchups featuring Oregon schools, photos of the Pacific coast and majestic mountains and a cute little beaver reminiscent of a Gund stuffed animal by the front desk.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 19, 2017

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Says He's Open to Tolling

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signaled on May 30 that he’s open to charging tolls on Wisconsin’s interstates, but with a key condition: linking it to a reduction in the state’s 30.9-cents-per-gallon gasoline tax.

Mark Sommerhauser | The Wisconsin State Journal
May 31, 2017