Topics: Tolling/Privatization

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

Tolls Harm Motorists, Businesses

The Obama Administration’s proposal to lift the long-standing ban on tolling existing interstates will significantly increase costs for motorists while expanding an inefficient means of collecting highway revenues, Rex Davis, President of Davis Oil, said during a recent radio interview. More

Anti-Tolling Coalition Opposes President's Proposal to Toll Existing Interstates

The Alliance for Toll-Free Interstates (ATFI) expressed opposition to the Obama Administration's Grow America Act, which would lift the decades-old ban on tolling existing federal interstate capacity, allow states to divert toll revenue to unrelated projects, and require the use of all-electronic tolling. More

President's Transportation Bill Seeks to Expand Tolling, Rest Area Activities

The Obama Administration unveiled transportation legislation this week that would boost revenues for the dwindling Highway Trust Fund through corporate tax reform in conjunction with expanded tolling of existing interstates and private infrastructure financing. More

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