Topics: Tolling/Privatization

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

Anti-Tolling Coalition Responds to MassDOT's Call for Expanded Tolling

Placing tolls on existing interstates is fiscally imprudent and will jeopardize public safety, the Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (AFTI) said in a recent editorial that appeared in Roll Call, a Washington, D.C., newspaper covering Capitol Hill. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Responds to Highway Funding Letter

The Alliance for Toll Free Interstates (ATFI) held the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) in check this week after the group issued a misleading statement aimed at steering Congressional highway discussions toward tolling. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Responds to Editorial Mischaracterizing Issue of Tolling

A recent editorial in Forbes mischaracterized the effects of tolling when it called for a broad endorsement of the Obama Administration’s proposal to lift the ban on tolling existing interstat More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Praises Senate Transportation Legislation; Criticizes Administration’s Tolling Plan

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates praised the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) for putting forward transportation legislation that would fund highway infrastructure without tolling existing interstate highways. More

Senate Leaders Offer Transportation Bill

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) on May 13 released a transportation bill (S. 2322) that would reauthorize current transportation law for six years at current funding levels plus inflation. More

Senate Finance Committee Begins Debate on Transportation Funding

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee on May 6 began debating how to fund surface transportation programs in an effort to find ways to close severe funding gaps before the current transportation legislation expires Sept. 30. More

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