Businesses Launch Group to Oppose Interstate Highway Tolls

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A group of business interests have formed the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates to advocate against proposals to add tolls to existing interstate highways.

February 28, 2014

N.Y. Governor, Lawmakers Push Lower Tolls for Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) and legislative leaders have endorsed a plan to reduce tolls on the bridge connecting New York City boroughs Staten Island and Brooklyn.

February 11, 2014

First-Time Tolls Slashed for Tunnels to Va. Port

Newly elected Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced a nearly 50% reduction in the tolls that will be charged for the first time, starting Feb. 1, at two tunnels leading into the East Coast’s third-largest port.

January 27, 2014

Pa. Turnpike Tolls to Rise Jan. 5

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Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will increase Jan. 5 by 2% for those paying with E-ZPass and by 12% for those paying cash.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
December 31, 2013
Perspective, Business

Opinion: Zeroing in on Actual Cost of Tolls

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By Mark Hornung

December 23, 2013

Bridge, Tunnel Tolls to Rise in New York By $10 For Truckers

Trucks will have to pay $10 more starting Dec. 1 to travel into Manhattan across the bridges or through the tunnels operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 26, 2013
Government, Business

Group Seeks to Stop New Tolling on Interstates

The Alliance for Toll Free Interstates is recruiting members to join truck-stop operators, truckers and other highway users to fight attempts by states or Congress to toll existing interstate highways.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2013
Government, Business

N.Y. Improperly Spending Toll Revenue, ATA Says in Lawsuit


Officials with the New York State Thruway, a major artery for commercial trucking, are improperly spending millions of dollars in toll revenues annually on the state’s mostly recreational canal system, according to a federal class-action lawsuit filed Nov. 14 by American Trucking Associations.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
November 14, 2013
Government, Business

Virginia Court Rules Planned Tunnel Tolls Can Proceed

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled Oct. 31 that the state can proceed with plans to begin tolling in February on two existing tunnels between Norfolk and Portsmouth in order to pay for construction of a third.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
October 31, 2013
Government, Business

Illinois Planning Agency Approves Tollway

A tollway linking Illinois and Indiana was approved Oct. 17 by a planning agency that has criticized the proposed $1.3 billion expressway project in the past, according to the Chicago Tribune.

October 18, 2013