ATA Says Highway Toll Funding Report Understates Public Opposition

A recent report on using tolls for highway funding understates public opposition to tolling, American Trucking Association said Sept. 13.

September 13, 2013
Government, Business, Technology

Tolling Alliance Launching ‘Interoperability’ Hub

Beginning in September, the Alliance for Toll Interoperability will be enrolling toll agencies across North America in its new central collection system, a hub that founders said is the first step toward toll-system “interoperability.”

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
July 30, 2013
Government, Business

Pennsylvania Turnpike Tolls to Rise in January

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission voted Monday to increase its tolls by 12% for cash users and 2% for E-ZPass transponder users, effective in January.

Timothy Cama | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2013
Government, Business

Ohio Turnpike Commission Approves 10-Year Toll Plan

The Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission has approved a 10-year toll plan that’s expected to increase rates by about 2.7% annually for cars and trucks.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
July 16, 2013
Government, Business

Kansas Transportation Officials Mull Tolls for Future Highway Needs

Transportation officials in Kansas, faced with growing congestion in metropolitan areas, are considering more tolls to keep traffic moving, the Kansas City Star reported.

July 9, 2013

Toll Interoperability Sought as Electronic Systems Grow

The nation’s large and growing number of highways, bridges and tunnels that are using electronic systems to collect tolls are creating problems for truckers who cross multiple jurisdictions because most systems’ transponders won’t work on other systems.

May 20, 2013
Government, Business

N.C. House Votes Unanimously to Ban I-95 Tolls

The North Carolina House voted unanimously to ban tolls on any existing interstate highway, which would end the state’s plan to toll Interstate 95.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 17, 2013
Government, Business

Judge Rules Against Toll Plan on Virginia Tunnels

A Virginia judge has ruled unconstitutional the state’s plan to begin tolling in February on two existing tunnels between Norfolk and Portsmouth to pay for construction of a third.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
May 14, 2013

Texas High-Speed Toll Road Traffic Lower Than Expected

The Texas toll road with the country’s fastest speed limit, 85 mph, has drawn half as many drivers as expected in its first few months, the San Antonio Express-News reported.

April 9, 2013

N.Y. State to Lay Off Thruway Workers

The New York State Thruway Authority plans to lay off about 150 toll takers, drivers, mechanics and other workers, as the result of its decision last year to scrap a plan for new tolls on trucks, the  Syracuse (N.Y.) Post-Standard reported.

April 2, 2013