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GOP Launches Another Assault on Rhode Island's Truck-Toll Plan

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In their latest assault on Rhode Island's impending truck toll network, Republican state lawmakers and the trucking industry released an analysis on May 23 claiming the plan will generate far less revenue than expected and lead to unnecessary construction projects.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
May 24, 2017
Government, Business

Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Calls for Minimizing Tolling Restrictions

States would be allowed to determine whether tolling is an ideal funding option for road projects, under an infrastructure blueprint included in the Trump administration’s fiscal 2018 budget request to Congress.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 23, 2017
Government, Business

Top House Transportation Democrat Warns Against Expansion of Tolling

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President Donald Trump’s suggestion of privatizing infrastructure projects that could expand tolling nationwide would fail to gain broad public support, Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), ranking member on the House transportation panel, told reporters May 7.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 8, 2017
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Road to Fewer Highway Tolls in Maine Is Full of Curves

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The idea of doing away with the Maine Turnpike Authority and eliminating tolls has a long and unsuccessful history through both Democratic and Republican administrations.

Peter McGuire | Portland (Maine) Press Herald
March 24, 2017
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Missouri’s Need for Funds Drives Toll Talk Toward Dead End

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The Missouri Highway 13 Corridor Coalition took stands against tolling Interstate 70 and for state legislators increasing the state fuel tax

Sue Sterling | The (Warrensburg, Mo.) Daily Star-Journal
February 16, 2017
Government, Business

To Toll or Not to Toll Is Question for Trump Infrastructure Plan

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The Brent Spence Bridge between Ohio and Kentucky carries twice as much traffic as it was built to handle — it’s 54 years old and functionally obsolete.

Mark Niquette | Bloomberg News
January 27, 2017
Government, Business

Wisconsin DOT Study Finds Tolls Would Raise Billions for State Highways, Boost Travel Costs

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Tolling Wisconsin’s U.S. interstates could raise billions for the state’s most-traveled thoroughfares, but the cost would be borne by motorists, big upfront investments would be needed and it’s unclear if the state could get the federal approval it would require, a new state Department of Transportation study finds.

Mark Sommerhauser | The Wisconsin State Journal
December 29, 2016
Government, Business

Ohio River Bridges Tolls to Start On Dec. 30

Tolls on the renovated Kennedy Bridge, the adjacent, new Lincoln Bridge and the new Lewis and Clark Bridge 8 miles to the east connecting Indiana and Kentucky over the Ohio River will begin at 4 a.m. on Dec. 30, RiverLink spokeswoman Mindy Peterson announced.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
December 29, 2016
Government, Business

Wisconsin Senate Democratic Leader Skeptical of Toll Roads

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The highest-ranking Wisconsin Senate Democrat says she is skeptical of using toll roads as the solution to the state’s road-funding woes.

Jason Stein | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 12, 2016
Government, Business

Former Gov. Ed Rendell: New Tolls on Interstates Ideal for Infrastructure Projects

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WASHINGTON — Allowing states to establish tolling facilities on existing interstate highways would help finance large-scale infrastructure projects, the former governor of Pennsylvania argued while on a panel here on Dec. 8.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
December 8, 2016

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