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

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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

Morrow Long/Flickr

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