Government, Business

Michigan Senate Considering Bills to Allow Toll Roads


LANSING, Mich. — State senators are considering legislation that would allow toll roads in Michigan as part of a broader package to provide for public-private partnerships and other alternative financing methods for infrastructure projects.

Paul Egan | Detroit Free Press
December 9, 2015

Fitch Sees Stable Outlook for Port, Toll Road Bonds

Chip Chipman/Bloomberg News

A new survey from Fitch Ratings, which analyzes bond quality, found that publicly funded investment in ports and other transportation infrastructure generally will remain stable.

Transport Topics
July 13, 2015

No Easy Pass for North Carolina’s First Privately Run Toll Lanes

J. Stephen Conn/Flickr

North Carolina signed contracts and sold $100 million of municipal bonds, workers are surveying the land and the state’s first private toll lanes are set to open on Interstate 77 in 2018.

Romy Varghese | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2015

Rhode Island May Postpone Plan to Toll Trucks on Bridges

Kenneth C. Zirkel

The Rhode Island General Assembly may postpone consideration of the governor’s controversial “RhodeWorks” infrastructure plan, which includes bridge tolls on tractor-trailers, the press secretary for the state Senate president said June 10.

June 15, 2015

Truck Toll Excluded from Rhode Island's Budget, For Now


The Rhode Island General Assembly might postpone consideration of the governor’s controversial "RhodeWorks" road and bridge plan, which includes truck tolls on bridges, until later this year, the press secretary for state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed said June 10.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 10, 2015

Maine Legislature Tries to Crack Down on Canadian Truckers Avoiding Tolls

Maine Turnpike Authority

Officials in Maine said they have grown weary of Canadian truckers traveling the Maine Turnpike on their way to U.S. East Coast markets without paying tolls.

June 1, 2015

Toll Battles Mount as States Seek Cash for Ailing Roads


As U.S. states collect record tolls from drivers, political opposition to fee-based highways and bridges is threatening efforts to rebuild crumbling infrastructure.

Lauren Etter | Bloomberg News
Mark Niquette and Darrell Preston
March 31, 2015
Government, Business

Texas DOT Begins Refunding Bungled Toll Fees

Tim Patterson/Flickr

The Texas Department of Transportation started mailing $1.5 million in refund checks to some tollway drivers who were overbilled, the Associated Press reported.

Transport Topics
March 23, 2015

Missouri Truckers Preparing to Fight Efforts to Toll I-70


Missouri truckers said they will fight renewed attempts by the state to toll Interstate 70 in order to pay for its rebuilding.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
January 9, 2015

Truck Tolls on Illinois Tollway Will Jump 40% on Jan. 1

Illinois Tollway

Truck tolls on the Illinois Tollway will increase by 40% starting Jan. 1, part of a rate schedule the tollway laid out in 2008 over trucking industry objections.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 31, 2014