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Toll Roads

Toilets, Trials, and Tolls: Cleaning Up After Pat McCrory

Harold Lloyd | Posted 12.31.2016 | Politics
Harold Lloyd

We all know that North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory hastily signed HB2 only to acknowledge that pre-existing state law discrimination remedies should n...

A Cautionary Tale: TxDOT harms The People

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2016 | Travel
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

I'm sharing a letter I wrote to the person in charge of toll roads for the Texas Highway Department last month. I was born and raised in Texas. Afte...

How Much Do Illinoisans Pay in Tolls Compared to Other States?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.14.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

In Illinois, the Illinois State Highway Toll Authority controls the highways that do not receive any federal funding but are paid for through tolls charged of users.

Matt Sledge

Senate Passes Bipartisan Transportation Bill With Surprising Dig At Wall Street | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

The Senate passed a two-year, $109 billion bipartisan transportation bill in a 74-22 vote Wednesday, handing Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) signi...

Matt Sledge

Highway Bill Could Dampen Market For Long-Term Leases, Like Indiana Toll Road | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

An amendment added to the Senate Finance Committee's portion of the highway bill on Tuesday would change the tax code to prohibit companies from depre...

Matt Sledge

Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When travelers from abroad come to this city, the financial and cultural capital of the world's richest nation, two dilapidated and depres...

Matt Sledge

Will Bankrupt Toll Road Bankrupt The Feds? | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

When federal officials finalized a loan to a consortium building a toll road through open country in San Diego County near the Mexican border in 2003,...

Matt Sledge

Barbara Boxer's Transportation Bill Would Drop Environmental Criteria In Much-Touted TIFIA Loan Program | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.20.2011 | Green

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan transportation bill sponsored by Sen. Barbara Boxer would dramatically expand a federal program that finances "innovative" tr...

Matt Sledge

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's Office Denies Suggestion He Wants Tolls On The BQE | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.14.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- It's a Kings County icon. While not exactly as beloved as the Brooklyn Bridge or Prospect Park, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway carries 160...

The Fuel Tax, Toll Roads, And Washington's Protracted Silly Season

John B. Townsend II | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC
John B. Townsend II

Like Charon the Ferryman who took the souls of the dead across the River Styx in the underworld, Virginia and Maryland are turning to tolls to build and maintain roads. How did it come to this?

Jason Cherkis

Under Rick Perry, Former Staffers Raked In Millions As Lobbyists | Jason Cherkis | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has been good for the Austin lobbying business. Forty Perry aides have e...

Matt Sledge

Despite Budget Shortfalls, Texas Plans New Road To Exxon Headquarters | Matt Sledge | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

Texas faces a transportation funding gap of $315 billion over the next 20 years, according to the state's transportation commission. Ten of its top 20...

HuffPost's Dave Jamieson Discusses Toll Road Privatization On MSNBC's 'The Dylan Ratigan Show'

Huff TV | Posted 08.17.2011 | Business
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Dave Jamieson appeared Thursday on MSNBC's 'The Dylan Ratigan Show' to discuss why states are selling their toll roads to Wall S...