Most Americans Support Usage Fees to Fix Crumbling Roads, Survey Shows

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans would support roadway user fees to help fix the country's crumbling transportation infrastructure, according to a survey to be published April 28 that was seen by Reuters.

Hilary Russ | Reuters
April 28, 2016
Government, Business

N.Y. Legislature Not Supportive of Gov. Cuomo’s Proposed Thruway Toll Reductions


New York’s House and Senate are balking at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to effectively cut toll rates on the New York Thruway in half for its most frequent users and hold them steady for four years for all other drivers.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 18, 2016
Government, Business

Truck Tolling Supported at IBTTA Session

“There are a lot of states interested in what Rhode Island is doing,” moderator Christopher Mwalwanda of CDM Smith said at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s Transportation Policy and Finance Summit on March 15.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 15, 2016
Government, Business

House T&I Staff Director, Eno’s Davis Talk Infrastructure at IBTTA March 14-15

The role tolls play in funding infrastructure projects around the country will head the discussions at the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association’s policy summit in Washington, D.C., March 14-15.

March 11, 2016
Government, Business

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Says Truck-Only Tolling Worth Considering

Jessica Hill/Connecticut Office of the Governor

As some in the trucking industry feared, Rhode Island’s plan to make only trucks pay tolls within its borders has another state thinking about doing the same.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2016
Government, Business

Florida Examines Express Toll Lanes Between Tampa, Orlando

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BARTOW, Fla. — Express toll lanes are the only way to relieve future congestion on Interstate 4 between Lakeland, Florida, and Tampa, the Polk Transportation Organization was told Feb. 25.

Tom Palmer | The Ledger (Lakeland, Fla.)
February 26, 2016
Government, Business

Potential Expansion of Tolling Program Concerns Washington Trucking Group


A pilot tolling program in Washington state is working so well, in the view of the state’s Department of Transportation, that it might be expanded, a possibility that concerns Washington Trucking Associations.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 23, 2016
Government, Business

Texas DOT Begins Looking at Axing Tolls

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The Texas Department of Transportation is beginning a legislatively mandated look at what it would cost to eliminate toll roads in the state, the agency’s new executive director said.

Marty Schladen | El Paso (Texas) Times
February 19, 2016
Government, Business

Rhode Island Truck-Toll Plan Still Needs FHWA Approval

Even though Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed RhodeWorks into law on Feb. 11, her trucks-only tolling plan still needs to be approved by the Federal Highway Administration before it can roll smoothly toward a projected opening of the 14 tolling gantries in 18 to 24 months.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 16, 2016
Government, Business

R.I. Gov. Signs Truck-Toll Plan; Industry Threatens Legal Action

The Rhode Island Senate took less than three hours Feb. 11 to approve Gov. Gina Raimondo’s RhodeWorks proposal, which includes truck-only tolls, one day after the House of Representatives debated the issue seven hours before signing off on the measure.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2016