Topics: Tolling/Privatization

NATSO, Rhode Island Trucking Association to Host Anti-Tolling Rally

The Rhode Island Trucking Association and NATSO, the national association representing travel plazas and truckstops, announced today that they will host an informational rally and press conference Oct. 18 to discuss the devastating effects that "RhodeWorks" -- the Rhode Island Department of Transportation's truck-only tolling plan -- will have on local businesses and commercial truck drivers that operate within the state of Rhode Island. More

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. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Questions Indiana Commission’s Secret Meeting on Road Funding Proposals

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI), of which NATSO is a founding member, questioned a special commission of the Indiana Senate for its decision to hold a private meeting to determine road-funding proposals for the legislature to consider in 2017. More

Tolling Harms Business and Communities, Anti-Tolling Coalition Says

Tolling Wisconsin’s existing Interstates will hurt the economy, double tax motorists and harm the communities burdened by traffic diverted onto secondary roads, Jim Goetz, co-president of Goetz Cos., recently wrote in an editorial published in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel. More

Kenly 95 Questions N.C. Transportation Leaders Eyeing Tolls

North Carolina must find a more efficient and economically beneficial solution to the state’s transportation funding problems other than resurrecting the specter of tolling existing interstates, Ernie Brame, General Manager at Kenly 95 Truckstop in Kenly, N.C., recently wrote in a letter to the News & Observer. More

Tolls Hurt Working Class; Kill All-American Road Trip

The Vermont Sun Eagle recently threw its support behind efforts to limit tolling on existing interstates when Editor Louis Varricchio penned an editorial highlighting the negative effects of tolls on the traveling public and the public’s desire for an alternative to tolling. More

States Continue to Eye Tolling

Although Congress passed a 5-year highway bill in late 2015, state departments of transportation (DOTs) continue searching for ways to increase highway investment. Several states are exploring tolling options on interstate highways as a possible funding mechanism. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Member Slams Rhode Island Tolling Plan

Chris Maxwell, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Trucking Association, sharply criticized the state’s RhodeWorks plan arguing that it’s bad public policy that will hurt the state’s economy, drive up the costs of goods and jeopardize safety. More

Delving Into the Highway Bill: Tolling

Congress recently passed the first long-term highway bill in a decade. The more than 1,300 page bill contains a number of significant policy changes, some directly related to transportation policy, others less so. This week, NATSO is taking a "deep dive" on different components of the highway bill. Today, the topic is Tolling. More

House Passes Transportation Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 363-64 Nov. 5 in favor of a six-year, $325 billion transportation bill, clearing the way for the House and the Senate to finalize a long-term highway bill before highway spending authority expires Nov. 20. More

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