Government, Business

RIDOT Seeks Comment on Proposed Truck Toll Increase

A toll in Rhode Island A truck enters a Rhode Island tolling plaza. (HummelReport via YouTube)

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation is accepting public comments on a proposal to increase the truck toll rate at a certain gantry location.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 11, 2020
Government, Business

Toll Charges Continue to Have an Impact on Trucking’s Bottom Line, Says ATRI Study

Fort McHenry toll Maryland Transportation Authority

Toll charges have increased significantly over the past decade, and continue to have a major impact on trucking financial results, according to a new study by American Transportation Research Institute.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
January 30, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Oregon DOT Appoints Leaders for Office on Mobility, Project Delivery

View of Portland, Oregon Interstate 5 and Interstate 84 go over the Willamette River near downtown Portland, Ore. (Getty Images)

The Oregon Department of Transportation has announced three leaders to steer its newly formed Office of Urban Mobility and Mega Project Delivery.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 10, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Michigan Lawmakers Weigh Bill on Tolling Feasibility Study

Detroit road Gratiot Avenue in Detroit. State Sen. John Bizon said it's too early to tell which routes might be suitable for tolls. (Getty Images)

Michigan legislators are considering a bill that would authorize a study on the feasibility of tolling certain highways.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
December 4, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

Los Angeles Feasibility Study Will Look at Congestion Pricing

View of Los Angeles at dusk Los Angeles is listed three times on the American Transportation Research Institute’s truck bottlenecks report, which was unveiled Feb. 12. (Getty Images)

Los Angeles has joined the metropolitan areas that are exploring congestion pricing systems.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NYC Congestion Pricing Encouraged by Transportation Group

NYC John Taggart/Bloomberg News

New York’s congestion pricing plan should include fees on motorists both entering and leaving midtown Manhattan, as well as variable rates linked to peak and off-peak hours to encourage commuters to choose the least busy times to travel, a transportation group recommended.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
September 17, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Congressional Committees to Examine Transportation Funding, Security

Traffic on 42nd Street in New York City Traffic on 42nd Street in New York City. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has considered congestion pricing for Manhattan. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)

Congress’ first week back from its August recess will feature hearings examining funding options for highway projects and security conditions across the aviation landscape.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2019
Government, Business

Experts: As a Funding Tool, Tolling May Benefit From an Image Shift

Robert Poole, director of transportation policy for Reason Foundation Robert Poole, director of transportation policy for Reason Foundation, urged transportation leaders to shift their focus toward the benefits drivers receive from tolls such as smoother pavement and reduced congestion. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — Transportation experts said recasting tolling’s image from an unpopular fundraising mechanism may increase its attractiveness to the public.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 17, 2019
Government, Business

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Releases Draft Plan on Infrastructure Investment

Norwalk River Bridge in Connecticut Norwalk River Railroad Bridge in Norwalk, Conn., by Susan Haigh/AP

As the Connecticut General Assembly’s legislative session draws to a close, Gov. Ned Lamont released a working draft of an infrastructure funding proposal that lawmakers will rely on during a special session focused solely on transportation and economic development.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 29, 2019
Government, Business

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Sets Rates for Tolls

I-95 toll plaza in Connecticut I-95 toll plaza in Connecticut. (TT file photo)

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, architect of a controversial tolling plan, has offered an idea of what toll rates will look like in a recent letter to the General Assembly. In the letter, published May 9, Lamont revealed that peak rates will be set at 4.4 cents per mile.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 15, 2019