Government, Business

Connecticut House Democrats Propose Trucks-Only Tolls for Transportation Funding

Roads near East Hartford, Conn. Highways near East Hartford, Conn. (Getty Images)

Leading Democratic lawmakers in the Connecticut House of Representatives have responded to Gov. Ned Lamont’s transportation investment plan with a proposal to toll only trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 22, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s Transportation Plan Includes Tolls

Ned Lamont Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont speaks at a regional conference in October. (Steven Senne/AP)

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has released a transportation plan that would be funded in part by electronic tolls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2019
Government, Business, TCA

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont Retools Transportation Plan After Tolls Stall

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont is rethinking transportation funding. Lamont (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)

The Lamont administration is revamping its transportation plan, three months after its proposal to establish electronic highway tolls in Connecticut stalled in the Legislature.

Daniela Altimari | The Hartford Courant
September 4, 2019
Government, Business

Survey Reveals Ambivalence Over Washington, D.C.-Area Tolls

Washington, D.C.-area tolls Traffic enters and exits Washington. (julia k/Flickr)

A recent poll surveying Washington, D.C.-area residents on transportation issues reveals mixed support for toll roads in the region.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 20, 2019
Government, Business

Trucks Targeted for Toll Increase in Indiana’s Infrastructure Plan

A truck travels Indiana Toll Road CrossCountryRoads via YouTube

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s recently announced $1 billion infrastructure plan will rely on a 35% increase to the rates that pertain to trucks on the Indiana Toll Road.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2018
Government, Business, Top 100

Controversial $10 Million Toll Study Approved in Connecticut


Connecticut’s State Bond Commission recently approved a $10 million study to assess the feasibility of tolling on certain routes in the state.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 26, 2018
Government, Business, TCA

Rhode Island Says First Month of Truck Tolling Garners $625,989

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation says the state made more money than expected in its first month of tolling trucks.

July 19, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

Rhode Island Truck Tolls Begin as Trucking Vows to Fight

Rhode Island Department of Transportation

WEST GREENWICH, R.I. — Rhode Island began charging tractor-trailers to drive on Interstate 95 on the morning of June 11. But while opponents rallied against a tolling scheme they call unconstitutional, it is unclear when — or even if — a long-threatened legal challenge will come.

Patrick Anderson | The Providence (R.I.) Journal,
June 12, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

West Virginia Turnpike Tolls to Double


West Virginia’s motorists and visitors traveling across the Mountain State learned June 7 that tolls along the West Virginia Turnpike will double when the year 2019 arrives on their calendars.

Greg Jordan | Bluefield (W. Va.) Daily Telegraph
June 8, 2018
Government, Logistics, TCA

TxDOT to Forgive $1.3 Billion in Unpaid Toll Fees, Fines

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The Texas Department of Transportation will waive more than $1.3 billion in late fines and fees owed by those who drove on its toll roads since 2007, agency officials say, a response to a cap in such fees imposed last year by the Legislature

Ben Wear | Austin American-Statesman
April 19, 2018