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.

Transport Topics
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

Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel

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

Jessica Wilson/Flickr

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
Government, Business

Feud Over Toll Plan Rages

Ian Donnis/Rhode Island Public Radio

The war of words between Rhode Island officials and the state’s trucking association over Gov. Gina Raimondo’s truck-only tolling infrastructure plan just keeps boiling.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
February 8, 2016

Truckers: Toll Plan Will Put Them Out of Business or Drive Them Out of R.I.

A host of people connected to the trucking industry testified Feb. 4 that Rhode Island's truck-tolling plan is an existential threat to their businesses or a factor that could drive them from the state to more hospitable climates.

Katherine Gregg and Patrick Anderson | The Providence Journal
February 5, 2016
Government, Business

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Proposes Slashing Tolls for Thruway's Frequent Users

Jin Lee/Bloomberg News

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to slash tolls for the Thruway's most frequent customers and keep the costs at current rates for all other drivers for the next four years.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
January 7, 2016