Technology, Business

Streamlining Tolls & Weigh Stations

Tolls and weigh stations add to the time and expense of moving freight, but technology-enabled services are helping fleets streamline these costs of doing business in trucking.

Evan Lockridge | Special to Transport Topics
November 18, 2016

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Seeks Toll Cheats

Frustrated over more than $9 million in unpaid tolls in the past two fiscal years, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has upped the enforcement ante.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
November 7, 2016

Truckers Face Third Double-Digit Toll Hike on Illinois Tollway System in Three Years

Illinois Tollway

Truckers on the Illinois Tollway will be dealing with their third double-digit increase in three years come January. The 10% rise in 2017 follows a similar one in 2016 and a 40% hike in 2015.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2016

ATA, State Association Express Outrage Over R.I. Truck-Toll Enforcement Threat

Peter Alviti, Photo by R.I. DOT

Rhode Island’s truck-only toll plan may have received the go-ahead from the Federal Highway Administration, but the battle over RhodeWorks isn’t finished.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Government, Business

Texas Tollway Project Months Behind Schedule

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The Texas 71 project, which will add one toll lane in each direction from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport entrance to east of Texas 130 and straighten out an FM 973 dogleg, missed its contractual completion date of Oct. 7 by several months.

Ben Wear | Austin American-Statesman
October 11, 2016
Government, Business

Tolls Will Rise 17% in Oklahoma by 2019, Pending Court Case


The Oklahoma Turnpike Authority has voted to increase fees on the state’s toll roads by 12% on Jan. 1, with additional hikes of 2.5% set for 2018 and 2019.   

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2016
Government, Business

FHWA Gives Approval to Rhode Island’s Truck-Only Toll Plan

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Rhode Island’s truck-only tolling plan can proceed after receiving the go-ahead from the Federal Highway Administration, the state’s Department of Transportation announced Oct. 5.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 5, 2016
Government, Business

Pennsylvania’s Turnpike Commission Toll Grab Raises Concern


Pennsylvania’s reliance on toll revenue from the nation’s oldest turnpike to fund other road and mass-transit projects is starting to worry Janney Montgomery Scott’s Alan Schankel.

Katherine Greifeld | Bloomberg News
September 22, 2016

Toll Management Companies Expand as Demand Increases

TT File Photo

Longhaul truck drivers who transport freight nationwide must pay tolls in 28 states, which can be cumbersome and overwhelming with more than a dozen different tolling systems. But two companies offering a solution are seeing demand spike this year as a result.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 5, 2016
Government, Business

Texas Mulls Cost, Public Request to Drop Highway Tolls

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Texas could rid itself of toll roads — but at a steep price, according to the latest estimates by transportation officials.

Dug Begley | Houston Chronicle
August 31, 2016