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October 2016

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21 hours per person per year. That’s what makes New York City’s decision to adopt Open Road Tolling (ORT) for its busy bridge and tunnel crossings a very big deal. The decision was announced earlier this month, and will take effect in early January... Read More
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When the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority in Austin, Texas opened the first segment of the MoPac Express Lane last weekend, it was a moment of victory for a project that has become a case study in building positive community relations... Read More
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If you’ve been wondering why America’s roads seem a bit more crowded this year, and the driving population seems a bit older, the U.S. Federal Highway Administration has the answer. In a preliminary data release yesterday, FHWA reported that a... Read More
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A decisive 72% of Americans would willingly pay tolls if there were no other way to fund critical or needed transportation projects, according to a survey commissioned by HNTB Corporation and reported last month by ITS International. The research “... Read More
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There were two hidden lessons in the very good news that New Jersey had decided to increase its gas tax by 23¢ per gallon. When you put off badly-needed investments for years or decades, the pain you create exceeds the dollars you save. And when you... Read More
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An infrastructure project half a continent away, in a transportation mode that scarcely touches dry land, will be one of the biggest catalysts for business discussions during IBTTA’s 2016 Summit of the Americas, October 16-18, 2016 in Mexico City.... Read More
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As recently as 2013, at least two of the consultants working to untangle the snarl of goods and people across the Mexico-United States border were referring to the overall scene as “splinteroperability”. Just three years later, solid efforts are... Read More