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July 21, 2014

All-Electronic Tolling Coming to N.Y. Thruway

Kapsch TrafficCom has received notice to proceed from the New York State Thruway Authority to develop, install and provide technical support for an all-electronic tolling system. This new system eliminates the need for Thruway drivers to stop or slow down at tolling points.

July 21, 2014

Colorado Adding Temporary Express Lanes to Crowded Part of I-70

The Colorado Department of Transportation has started work on the Eastbound I-70 Peak Period Shoulder Lane project creating temporary eastbound express lane between Idaho Springs and Empire, but commercial trucks will not be able to use them.

June 18, 2014

Pennsylvania Turnpike, Indiana Toll Road Fees Increasing

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a 5% toll increase for both E-ZPass and cash customers that will take effect on Jan. 4, 2015.

May 8, 2014

Agreement Signed to Build Illiana Expressway

The Illinois and Indiana departments of transportation, along with the Indiana Finance Authority, have signed an agreement to build the proposed Illiana Corridor.

April 29, 2014

Foxx Sends Highway Funding Proposal to Capitol Hill

UPDATED -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Tuesday unveiled a long-term transportation bill he is sending to Congress for consideration as the House and Senate face looming deadlines to avoid the Highway Trust Fund running out of money this summer, but at least one part of it will likely draw controversy.

April 1, 2014

States Going After Those Who Evade Tolls

Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire have agreed to crack down on those who blow through toll booths, while a federal deadline is drawing closer mandating toll agencies have technology in place to work together, which will likely help toll collections efforts, according to Stateline.com.

February 28, 2014

Trucking and Others Renew Fight Against Tolls

Businesses and organizations from numerous sectors of the U.S. economy, including in trucking, have renewed their efforts opposing tolls on existing federal interstates.

February 25, 2014

Bestpass Expands Network to Include California Bay Area Facilities

The electronic toll collection system Bestpass has announced it has expanded its service footprint to include the seven facilities managed under the Bay Area Toll Authority in California.

January 27, 2014

Upcoming Hampton Roads Tolls Less Than First Planned

Initial tolls on the Midtown/Downtown tunnels in Hampton Roads, Va. will be half the amout originally expected, with tolling beginning Feb. 1.

December 2, 2013

New York and New Jersey Bridge and Tunnel Tolls Increase

The start of December brought with it higher toll rates for bridges and tunnels operated by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, with cash tolls now running $85 for five-axle trucks.

November 25, 2013

Texas Highway 130 Toll Discounts Ending Early

A program to bring in more truck traffic along one toll route has accomplished its goal of getting some traffic off Interstate 35 in Central Texas but is ending earlier than planned.

November 25, 2013

Georgia 400 Tolls Gone

Tolls along the Georgia 400 in metro Atlanta are now gone with the wind, with the final fees being collected on Friday, but it may come with another price.

November 21, 2013

Texas Tollway to Ban and Seize Vehicles of Habitual Violators

The North Texas Tollway Authority will ban the vehicles of habitual violators from its roadways beginning in January 2014.

November 14, 2013

ATA Challenges New York Thruway Tolling Practices

American Trucking Associations filed a lawsuit challenging the New York State Thruway Authority’s diversion of millions of dollars of toll revenues every year to maintain the tourism and recreational facilities that make up the New York Canal System.

October 29, 2013

Toll Operators Increase Lobbying Efforts

Operators of toll roads, bridges and tunnels aren’t likely to change any minds in trucking when it comes to opponents of having more routes with fees, but they hope to sway some members on Capitol Hill as talk of what to do about highway funding is increasing.

October 4, 2013

Texas Targeting Toll Scofflaws

The Texas Department of Transportation is notifying top toll violators and giving them a deadline to pay their overdue tolls or be included on a list the agency will publish in the next two weeks

September 18, 2013

GAO Report Critical of Some Tolling Agencies

A recent report by the Government Accountability Office report on bi-state tolling authorities that control some of the nation’s most heavily travelled routes, could set the stage for federal oversight of these groups, including when it comes to setting toll rates.

September 16, 2013

ATA and NATSO Blast Interstate Toll Study

Two trucking organizations have slammed a new study that calls for placing tolls on the nation’s Interstate system as a way to pay for improvements and repairs, calling tolling "a wildly unpopular concept" and just another name for a tax.

September 13, 2013

U.S. Canada Tolled Border Crossing Traffic Falls

New figures from the Public Border Operators Association show total vehicles visiting the 11 tolled border crossing between the United States and Canada fell in August compared to the same time a year ago.

September 12, 2013

New Study Advocates Tolling Interstates to Pay for Improvements

Over the next two decades most of the aging Interstate highway system will need to be reconstructed and will cost approximately $1 trillion, nearly $600 billion in rebuilding costs plus $400 billion to add capacity, according to a new study from the right/libertarian leaning think-tank the Reason Foundation.

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