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

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

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 | Senior Reporter
December 8, 2016
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