Topics: Tolling/Privatization

Anti-Tolling Coalition Urges Senate EPW to Reject Tolling Expansion

NATSO joined more than 80 organizations representing a cross-section of the U.S. economy in urging members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to reject expanding tolling on existing interstates when it marks up a long-term highway bill June 24. More

NATSO Alerts Members to Urgent Tolling Threat

NATSO along with the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates has learned that the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW), which has jurisdiction over the Interstate Highway System, is considering expanding tolling on existing Interstates. More

Expanded Tolling Would Harm Business, President of Melvin Davis Oil Says

Tolling existing interstates would put businesses at a competitive disadvantage by forcing them to increase wages to attract and retain a workforce, Rex Davis, president of Melvin L. Davis Oil said during a recent interview with WWBT NBC 12. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Urges Lawmakers to Keep Tolls Off of Existing Interstates

Stripping away federal funding for surface transportation projects and eliminating the federal government’s constitutionally mandated role in promoting interstate commerce would burden states and open the door for widespread tolling of existing interstates, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) wrote in a recent editorial. More

Day On The Hill Matters

Some of the biggest decisions affecting your business aren’t made in the truckstop. More

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). More

Tolling Interstates: Crony Capitalism at Its Worst

Tolling existing interstates represents crony capitalism at its worst and threatens the financial foundation of working families, commuters and businesses, according to a recent editorial published in the conservative publication Bearing Drift. More

Toll Operator Changes Policies Amid Media Investigation

The company that operates the 495 Express Lanes in Virginia changed its policies to cap the maximum that it can fine motorists for toll violations after a series of investigative articles found widespread tolling problems, including motorists facing thousands in fines for malfunctioning electronic transponders. More

Congress to Reassess P3 Deals, CRS Says

A growing list of bankrupt public private partnerships, including the failed Indiana Toll Road, has Congress reassessing the role of private investment in transportation infrastructure, Bloomberg BNA reported. More

Fuel Tax Increase Paves a Better Road

NATSO urged lawmakers to increase the motor fuels tax when they debate a long-term highway bill next year in a recent editorial that appeared Aug. 19 in CSP. More