Truck toll

Government, Safety

P3 Project Gets Underway to Ease Freight Movement in Chicago Area

Traffic congestion in Joliet, Ill. Trucks and cars sit in congestion on a road in Elwood, Ill., en route to the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Joliet. (Safe Roads Illinois)

Illinois officials recently announced construction has started on the Houbolt Road Extension project, an effort to improve traffic flow and freight movement near Joliet.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 27, 2021
Government, Business

Alabama Leaders Pitch Trucks-Only Toll Bridge

Alabama Bayway Bayway by pelicankate/Getty Images

Leaders in the Mobile, Ala., area have proposed plans for a new toll bridge project that will be exclusive to large trucks.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 24, 2021
Government, Business

ATA Files for Preliminary Injunction in Rhode Island Truck-Tolls Suit

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American Trucking Associations has filed a motion in the U.S. District Court of Rhode Island for a preliminary injunction in the ongoing lawsuit against the state’s trucks-only tolling program.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 13, 2020
Government, Business

Texas No Longer a Trailblazer for P3 Tolling

toll road in Texas LM Otero/AP

More than two years after Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott declared a moratorium on toll roads, a new report by a global research firm said the public-private tolling sector continues to decline in the state that was once a trailblazer for toll road P3 projects.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
February 10, 2020
Government, Business

Rhode Island Truck Tolls Exceed Revenue Projections in First Year

Rhode Island truck toll A truck passes under one of the tolling gantries in Rhode Island. (WJAR.com)

Rhode Island’s truck tolling program brought in $7.2 million in its first year, slightly exceeding revenue expectations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 15, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

NYC Congestion Pricing Triggers Hustle for Discounts, Exemptions

New York John Taggart/Bloomberg News

Commercial truckers want out of New York City’s first-in-the-nation congestion pricing. So do advocates for the disabled, taxi drivers and swaths of the suburbs.

April 2, 2019
Government, Business

RhodeWorks Creator Gina Raimondo Re-elected Governor

Gina Raimondo Gov. Gina Raimondo celebrates her re-election Nov. 6 in Providence, R.I. (Steven Senne/AP)

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, architect of the controversial RhodeWorks program that includes trucks-only tolls, clinched a second term.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 8, 2018
Government, Business, Technology

States Will Lead in Infrastructure Funding Innovations, IBTTA Panelists Say

Truck passes through a toll gantry Getty Images

BALTIMORE — Infrastructure funding programs across several states eventually will serve as models for federal transportation agencies, experts at a conference hosted by a tolling advocacy group indicated Oct. 15.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
October 18, 2018
Business

Truckers: Toll Plan Will Put Them Out of Business or Drive Them Out of R.I.

A host of people connected to the trucking industry testified Feb. 4 that Rhode Island's truck-tolling plan is an existential threat to their businesses or a factor that could drive them from the state to more hospitable climates.

Katherine Gregg and Patrick Anderson | The Providence Journal
February 5, 2016
Business

Truck Toll Excluded from Rhode Island's Budget, For Now

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The Rhode Island General Assembly might postpone consideration of the governor’s controversial "RhodeWorks" road and bridge plan, which includes truck tolls on bridges, until later this year, the press secretary for state Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed said June 10.

Jonathan S. Reiskin | Associate News Editor
June 10, 2015