Government, Business

Connecticut Report Projects Tolls Could Raise $1 Billion a Year

Tolls Trucks and cars travel on I-84. (

The Connecticut Department of Transportation released a study Nov. 14 which stated that electronic tolls posted on highways throughout the state could raise nearly $1 billion a year, but the study comes at a time when a tolling program underway in neighboring Rhode Island faces a court challenge.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 19, 2018
Government, Business, Opinion

Opinion: ATA’s Strength Built on Solidarity

By coming together with one voice, ATA has been able to effectively advocate on issues that motor carriers deem important, says Dave Manning, the 73rd chairman of American Trucking Associations and president of TCW in Nashville, Tenn.

Dave Manning | Chairman of the Board, American Trucking Associations
October 9, 2018

Senate Democrats Debut Infrastructure Plan That Would Reverse Elements of GOP Tax Overhaul

Democrats debut infrastructure plan Democrats debuted their own infrastructure plan that aims for a $1 trillion federal investment. (J. Scott Applewhite/Associated Press)

Less than a month after President Donald Trump unveiled his infrastructure proposal, Senate Democrats released an infrastructure plan of their own.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Minnesota DOT Studies Tolling Along Major Twin Cities Routes

I-35 in Minnesota Doug Kerr/Flickr

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is considering the cost of expanding its tolling program, according to a feasibility study of several major corridors.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 31, 2018
Government, Business

Congress Awaits Infrastructure Plan Next Week; Freight Groups Oppose Tolls in Leaked Draft

Toll gate on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Mark Danielson/Flickr

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will need to vigorously promote his wide-ranging infrastructure funding proposal to help advance it through a skeptical Congress this year, the leader of the Senate committee on freight affairs said Jan. 24.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
January 23, 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Calls for No More Toll Roads

I-35 East Dallas AsphaltPlanet1 via YouTube

Texas will not be setting up more toll roads, despite plans recently unveiled by the state’s Department of Transportation to build toll lanes on Interstate 35 East, Gov. Greg Abbott said.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 21, 2017
Government, Business

R.I. Trucking Issues 'Call to Arms' Over Route Restrictions

Tolls in Rhode Island HummelReport via YouTube

The Rhode Island State Traffic Commission’s recent denial of a request to restrict tractor-trailers from certain secondary roads will galvanize companies to stand up against such regulations during the commission’s next hearing, said Chris Maxwell, president of the Rhode Island Trucking Association.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 24, 2017
Business, Technology

Kapsch TrafficCom to Provide 6C Toll Tags in Colorado

Toll Kapsch TrafficCom AG

Kapsch TrafficCom has been selected by the E-470 Public Highway Authority in Colorado to supply 6C toll tags for use by express toll account holders.

Transport Topics
July 21, 2017
Government, Business

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy Says Truck-Only Tolling Worth Considering

Jessica Hill/Connecticut Office of the Governor

As some in the trucking industry feared, Rhode Island’s plan to make only trucks pay tolls within its borders has another state thinking about doing the same.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
March 2, 2016