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 | Staff 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
Government, Business

Construction Groups Launch Ad Campaign Supporting Connecticut Tolls

road construction in Connecticut Family-Move CT Forward via YouTube

A coalition of groups representing the building and construction industries has launched an advertising campaign in support of Gov. Ned Lamont’s plan for electronic tolling in Connecticut. Move CT Forward’s 30-second advertisement casts tolls as a more favorable fundraising option than borrowing billions of dollars, raising the fuel tax or doing nothing.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 26, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Tolling Plan Approved for Manhattan, but Rates Remain Unclear

Traffic crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan Traffic crosses the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan. (Julie Jacobson/AP)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recently approved spending plan includes a variable tolling program that would affect travelers driving into Manhattan. Its impact on trucking is still unknown.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 2, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

New York City Congestion Pricing Hits Speed Bump Over Who Gets Exemptions

New York Ron Antonelli/Bloomberg News

New York lawmakers facing an April 1 deadline to approve a state budget have agreed to impose tolls upon motorists who enter midtown Manhattan, but they still must decide on politically fraught issues over who gets to be exempt.

Henry Goldman | Bloomberg News
March 29, 2019