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January 2016

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We often hear that truckers hauling freight avoid toll roads, bridges and tunnels when possible. However, that may be a small vocal minority.  A growing network of commercial truckers across the United States have been turning to toll roads to save... Read More
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IBTTA President Buddy Croft is wasting no time getting the message out about the value of tolling. On January 23 in his home state of Rhode Island, Providence Business News (PBN) published a Q&A that laid out Croft’s “transportation Rx,” his... Read More
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If you were trying to keep track of the whirlwind of mostly positive media coverage about tolling last year, you may have had trouble catching your breath. Tolling in the News 2015, a three-minute video that IBTTA released earlier this month, is a... Read More
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  It’s a wonderful thing when a transformative leader receives the recognition he or she deserves. And that’s exactly what happened this month, when Georgia Trend magazine included Chris Tomlinson, executive director of the State Road and Tollway... Read More
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A recent Atlantic CityLab post by transportation specialist Eric Jaffe shows that, when it comes to congestion on America’s highway, the search for solutions is getting real. Just before the New Year, Jaffe wrote about a Silicon Valley mobility... Read More
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With just two months remaining before IBTTA members meet in Washington, DC for the association’s 2016 Transportation Policy and Finance Summit, a crucial theme already leaps off the pages of the preliminary conference program: When it comes to the... Read More
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In a year-end column on The Huffington Post, IBTTA Executive Director and CEO Patrick Jones points out that the United States is moving farther from a bedrock principle for highway funding: If you use it, you pay for it. As federal legislators... Read More
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People, Partnerships and Progress is the theme that Earl J. “Buddy” Croft III, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA), brings to his term as IBTTA’s 2016 President. In a statement this week, Croft pointed to the... Read More