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February 2016

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3.148 trillion miles. It’s like driving the distance from Earth to Pluto and back. 337 times. And it’s the total distance United States drivers logged on the nation’s roadways in 2015, according to the Federal Highway Administration’s Traffic Volume... Read More
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A report released this month by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) points to highway pricing as one of the surest ways to boost economic output in the United States, by reducing congestion on the country’s highest-value roads and... Read More
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2016 is beginning to shape up as the year of hassle-free mobility on toll roads across America. Since 2010, tolling agencies have been working hard with IBTTA to make all the country’s electronic toll collection systems interoperable by this October... Read More
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The smallest state in the U.S. delivered a big win for highway finance last week when Governor Gina Raimondo signed Rhode Works, an initiative to toll large commercial trucks crossing 14 bridges in Rhode Island. IBTTA is happy to have played a small... Read More
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It is a special week in Washington, D.C., with 36 participants gathered for IBTTA’s 2016 Leadership Academy. Two recent Academy alumni, Lauren Hakos of the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission and Lisa Telles of the Transportation Corridor... Read More
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From low oil prices to connected and autonomous vehicles, from the evolution of public-private partnerships (P3s) to new ways of handling money, all the trends that are shaping and reshaping the world’s toll roads come back to finance. For Nikolaus... Read More
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Labeling toll road evaders “shameless cheats,” the Staten Island Advance is coming out strongly in favor of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to crack down on drivers who rack up five or more toll violations in 18 months. Late last year, the... Read More