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August 21, 2014 - Industry News

Bestpass Adds Border Crossings to Toll Network

The Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. Photo via Niagara Falls Bridge Commission.

Bestpass has added several international bridges to its toll network at the border between New York and Canada.

Tags: Canada, Tolls, Bestpass, Bridges, New York

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: New York, Tolls, New York Thruway, Toll Management

July 21, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Colorado, Tolls, Traffic Congestion, I-70, Road Construction, Interstate 70

June 18, 2014 - Industry News

Pennsylvania Turnpike, Indiana Toll Road Fees Increasing

Photo: Ben Schumin via Wikimedia Commons

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.

Tags: Tolls, Pennsylvania, Indiana

May 8, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Tolls, Illinois, Indiana, Highways, Highway Construction

April 29, 2014 - Industry News

Foxx Sends Highway Funding Proposal to Capitol Hill

DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx in Birmingham, Ala, earlier this month on his bus tour. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Highway Funding, Highway Trust Fund, Anthony Foxx, President Obama, Congress, Tolls

April 1, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Drivers, Tolls, Toll Violations

February 28, 2014 - Industry News

Trucking and Others Renew Fight Against Tolls

Photo: Somerset toll booth, Pennsylvania turnpike, by Doug Kerr, via Wikimedia Commons.

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

Tags: ATA, Congress, Tolls, Old Dominion Freight Line, Highway Funding, President Obama

February 25, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Tolls, Bestpass

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Tolls, Virginia

December 2, 2013 - Industry News

New York and New Jersey Bridge and Tunnel Tolls Increase

The George Washington Bridge is one of the bridges and tunnels affected by the rate hike. (Photo: John O'Connel via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

Tags: New York, New Jersey, Tolls, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Texas, Tolls

November 25, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Tolls, Georgia

November 21, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Drivers, Texas, Tolls, North Texas Tollway Authority

November 14, 2013 - Industry News

ATA Challenges New York Thruway Tolling Practices

ATA says highway tolls shouldn't go to pay for upkeep of New York's canal system, like the Erie Canal.

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.

Tags: New York, ATA, Tolls, Infrastructure Funding, Litigation

October 29, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Congress, Tolls, Highway Funding

October 4, 2013 - Industry News

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

Tags: Texas, Tolls

September 18, 2013 - Industry News

GAO Report Critical of Some Tolling Agencies

GAO report is critical of bi-state tolling authorites including the Port Authority of NY and NJ, which runs the George Washington Bridge. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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.

Tags: Tolls, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Bridges

September 16, 2013 - Industry News

ATA and NATSO Blast Interstate Toll Study

ATA and NATSO say the public dislikes tolls, and for good reason. (Photo by Jim Park)

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.

Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, Road Construction, Infrastructure Funding

September 13, 2013 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Canada, Cross-Border Trucking, Tolls, Traffic Congestion

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

New Study Advocates Tolling Interstates to Pay for Improvements

A new Reason Foundation study claims tolling Interstates would raise around $1 trillion needed for road projects. Photo: Evan Lockridge

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.

Tags: Tolls, Highway Funding, Road Construction

September 12, 2013 - Industry News

Tolls Set for Ohio Bridges Project

Artist rendering of the new Downtown Crossing and the Kennedy Bridge. Credit: Kentucky-Indiana Tolling Body

Initial toll rates have been set for a massive construction project connecting Indiana and Louisville that includes placing tolls along Interstate 65.

Tags: Tolls, Indiana, Kentucky, Road Construction, Interstate 65, I-65

September 3, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Tops List of Toll Road Scofflaws

The Illinois Tollway has posting a list of toll scofflaws on its website following Gov. Pat Quinn signing legislation allowing the tollway authority to publish the names of toll violators owing $1,000 or more.

Tags: Tolls, Illinois Tollway, Illinois, Fleets

August 12, 2013 - Industry News

BestPass Brings Discounted E-470 Toll Coverage to Trucking Companies

BestPass has partnered with the Colorado E-470 Public Highway Authority to provide trucking companies with discounted toll services in ExpressToll facilities. ExpressToll is the electronic toll collection system available on the E-470 highway, the Northwest Parkway, and the I-25 tolled Express Lanes around Denver, Co.

Tags: Colorado, Tolls, Bestpass

July 16, 2013 - Industry News

Ohio Turnpike Tolls Set to Head Higher Annually Starting Next Year

Officials with the Ohio Turnpike have voted to borrow $1.5 billion, and with it will come annual toll hikes to help pay off the debt. Next year’s hike will be 2.7% with further increases tied to the region’s inflation rate.

Tags: Ohio Turnpike, Ohio, Tolls, Highways

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