Topics: Tolling/Privatization

Coalition Urges Congress to Reject Tolling Amendments

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates urged members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee to reject any amendments to the its multi-year highway bill that would expand the federal tolling pilot program or divert revenue away from the toll road on which it was collected during today’s mark up. More

Lawmakers Divided Over Highway Bill

Members of Congress returned to Washington to begin a four-week work period where they will need to address a number of significant policy matters, including funding the Highway Trust Fund, before the annual August recess. More

Senate EPW Committee Approves Six-Year Highway Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on June 24 unanimously approved a bipartisan $275 billion highway bill that would fund the nation’s highway program for six years. More

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

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