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My Takeaways From the Administration's Infrastructure Investment Summit

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Lifting the ban on interstate tolling for purposes of reconstruction will not directly replenish the Highway Trust Fund, but it will give states the flexibility to use a reliable financing option to help meet their infrastructure funding challenges. Give states the flexibility to fund their transportation infrastructure projects the best way they see fit.

Interstate Tolling and the Highway Trust Fund: Two Different Conversations

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

The debate over this year's transportation reauthorization bill has taken an important turn, as legislators, the public and the media are giving serious thought to a White House proposal that would allow states to toll existing Interstate highways to pay for their reconstruction.

Why States Should Have the Right to Choose Tolls to Rebuild Their Interstate Highways

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

For 58 years, the federal gas tax has been the main source of revenue to build and maintain the Interstate system. But with time, inflation and changing technology, the gas tax isn't what it used to be.

Let the Renaissance Begin

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

With state governments and regional agencies leading the way, America might just be entering a renaissance in highway construction, reconstruction, and financing.

Debunking the Myths of Highway Tolling

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

American drivers recognize that our highways are in immediate need of major overhaul or reconstruction. But there's a bigger structural problem beneath our crumbling roadways: our method of funding highway infrastructure is broken.

U.S. and Europe Sign Joint Tolling Declaration

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Patrick D. Jones

As governments worldwide face shrinking budgets and growing economic challenges, tolling is quickly becoming a powerful infrastructure funding tool not only here in the United States, but also in Europe.

Fueled by Tolling, Innovation Stems From Our Local Communities

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Patrick D. Jones

The funding crunch facing America's transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility.

What States Can Teach Us About Tolling

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

By taking a more permissive approach to highway tolling -- not as a mandate but as one tool in a wider toolbox of transportation funding options -- Congress can give its blessing to a trend that has already taken root in 34 states.

What We're Hearing: IBTTA Highway Finance Campaign is Moving America Forward

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Anytime you undertake a major public campaign, you're quickly reminded that listening is even more important than speaking.

The State of the Union... and our Highways

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

While the State of the Union is traditionally broad and sweeping in its scope, here are some very specific numbers for Congress and the White House to keep in mind as they consider the future of America's infrastructure.

A Campaign That Makes Sense for America's Highways

Patrick D. Jones | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Patrick D. Jones

Through 2013 and beyond, Moving America Forward will set out a strong and consistent message, educating the media, policymakers, and the public on the important and cost-effective role of user financing in supporting safe, reliable highway infrastructure.