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Anti-Tolling Coalition: Toll Studies Overpromise Riches

August 7, 2018

Anti-Tolling Coalition: Toll Studies Overpromise Riches

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) urged Connecticut residents to be wary of the state’s plan to study tolling of state highways citing a long history of tolling studies that have misled policymakers into thinking tolls are practical infrastructure funding solution, when in fact, they are not.

ATA, Motor Carriers Sue Rhode Island Over Truck Toll Program

July 10, 2018

ATA, Motor Carriers Sue Rhode Island Over Truck Toll Program

The American Trucking Associations, along with Cumberland Farms Inc., M&M Transport Services Inc. and New England Motor Freight, asked a federal court to rule Rhode Island’s RhodeWorks truck-only toll scheme unconstitutional, arguing it discriminates against interstate trucking companies and impedes the flow of interstate commerce.

Anti-Tolling Coalition Submits Testimony Opposing Va. I-81 Tolls

June 18, 2018

Anti-Tolling Coalition Submits Testimony Opposing Va. I-81 Tolls

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, of which NATSO is a founding member, on June 15 urged Virginia’s Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to exclude recommendations for tolls from its upcoming I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan, which is due to the Virginia General Assembly later this year.

Anti-Tolling Coalition Chastises Rhode Island for Truck-Only Tolls

June 6, 2018

Anti-Tolling Coalition Chastises Rhode Island for Truck-Only Tolls

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, of which NATSO is a founding member, sharply criticized the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) on June 5 for moving forward with truck-only tolling in the coming days, arguing that it is bad public policy that will reroute prosperity around the state.

White House Says “Slight Delay” in Infrastructure Plan

February 1, 2018

White House Says “Slight Delay” in Infrastructure Plan

The White House said that the unveiling of President Donald Trump’s infrastructure proposal would again be delayed, citing the recent government shutdown. The announcement came just one day after the President said that his plan would arrive “in a week or two, right after the State of the Union Address.”

President Calls on Congress to Produce $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill in State of the Union

January 31, 2018

President Calls on Congress to Produce $1.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill in State of the Union

President Donald Trump called on Congress to produce a bipartisan $1.5 trillion bill for new infrastructure investment during his first State of the Union address last night, saying it would provide a safe, fast, reliable and modern infrastructure that the U.S. economy needs.

Tolls Represent Regressive Tax, Anti-Tolling Coalition Says

January 22, 2018

Tolls Represent Regressive Tax, Anti-Tolling Coalition Says

Tolls represent a regressive double tax that disproportionately hurts lower income drivers and will create significant disruptions for local communities, a representative of the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates said in a recent interview with National Public Radio (NPR).

President Reiterates Infrastructure to Follow Tax Reform

November 20, 2017

President Reiterates Infrastructure to Follow Tax Reform

President Donald Trump reiterated Nov. 20 that a massive infrastructure plan will be the Administration’s next priority once Congress finishes tax reform.

INDOT Tolling Study Presents Unrealistic Toll Expectations

November 2, 2017

INDOT Tolling Study Presents Unrealistic Toll Expectations

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates sharply criticized the Indiana Department of Transportation Nov. 3 for issuing a Tolling Feasibility Study that presented a misleading and unrealistic outlook for Indiana’s potential use of tolls.

U.S. DOT Approves Rhode Island's Truck-Only Toll Plan

October 7, 2016

U.S. DOT Approves Rhode Island's Truck-Only Toll Plan

The Federal Highway Administration has approved Rhode Island's truck-only tolling plan, enabling the controversial project to proceed.

Tolls Hit Family Budgets With Double Whammy, Coalition Says

December 21, 2014

Tolls Hit Family Budgets With Double Whammy, Coalition Says

Tolling interstates to generate revenue for infrastructure funding would hit families with a double whammy by reducing disposable income while increasing retail prices for consumers, according to the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI).

Hearing Sheds Light on PPPs Outside U.S.

April 11, 2014

Hearing Sheds Light on PPPs Outside U.S.

A House Transportation and Infrastructure hearing focused on public private partnerships (PPP) shed light on how PPPs have been utilized in other countries.

Sens. Kirk and Warner Introduce Tolling Legislation

April 1, 2014

Sens. Kirk and Warner Introduce Tolling Legislation

Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Mark Warner (D-Va.) recently introduced legislation that seeks to increase the number of states eligible to implement tolling under the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) tolling pilot programs.

Tolls: Inefficient and Harm Business, Anti-Tolling Coalition Says

March 21, 2014

Tolls: Inefficient and Harm Business, Anti-Tolling Coalition Says

Tolling existing interstates would increase costs for consumer goods while diminishing the amount of money collected for infrastructure projects, Rex Davis, president of Melivn L. Davis Oil said during a recent radio interview.

Anti-Tolling Coalition Says Tolls Harm Business

March 14, 2014

Anti-Tolling Coalition Says Tolls Harm Business

Tolling existing interstates would raise costs for travelers, businesses and consumers, while reversing the progress made through unrestricted commerce and travel on the Interstate Highway System, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) said March 12.

Join the Fight Against Tolls

February 28, 2014

Join the Fight Against Tolls

NATSO is urging its members to join the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI), a broad-based coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations opposed to tolling existing interstates.

Anti-Tolling Coalition Criticizes Wisconsin Tolling Plans

February 28, 2014

Anti-Tolling Coalition Criticizes Wisconsin Tolling Plans

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates, of which NATSO is a founding member, urged Wisconsin lawmakers to abandon the idea of tolls to pay for transportation infrastructure.

Tolls Cripple Supply Chain, Fleet Exec Says

February 7, 2014

Tolls Cripple Supply Chain, Fleet Exec Says

Tolling existing interstate highways would cripple the U.S. supply chain, hurting manufacturers, shippers, distributors, and consumers, according to Chris Garrett, owner of Golden Strip Transfer in South Carolina and a member of the South Carolina Trucking Association.

WSDOT Seeks Public Comment on Tolling I-90

October 9, 2013

WSDOT Seeks Public Comment on Tolling I-90

The Washington State Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) plan to conduct a series of meetings in Bellevue, Mercer Island and Seattle between now and Nov. 6 to collect public input on whether tolling as well as state or regional taxes, mileage fees, or federal funding should be used to fund new highway capacity.

NATSO Joins Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates

September 19, 2013

NATSO Joins Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates

NATSO has joined the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (AFTI), a new coalition of individuals, businesses and organizations advocating for solutions to the country’s growing transportation needs without tolling existing interstates.

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