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Highway Congestion Is Costing Us More Than Just Time

Joseph Kopser | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Joseph Kopser

We live in a country of cars. From the workplace to the grocery store to our kids' soccer games, we drive. And much of that time is spent with one person in one car -- a single occupancy vehicle.

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.

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.

Jason Cherkis

Port Authority Head Seethed Over Fort Lee Lane Closures: 'I Pray That No Life Has Been Lost'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Emails released Friday by the New Jersey Assembly underscore the dangerous situation New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's (R) aides created ...

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.

Threatened coastal stretch of Louisiana Highway One needs funding

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.06.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the July 8, 2013 edition.) The lower section of LA Highway 1, which runs from Grand Isle in ...

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.

Forget Your Wallet, Go to Jail

Gini Graham Scott | Posted 04.10.2013 | Weird News
Gini Graham Scott

When I read the story about the Italian tourist who was arrested and spent the night in jail after forgetting his wallet at a trendy New York steakhouse, I could really relate.

The TollRoads.com: An Abject Failure in Customer Service

Shelly Palmer | Posted 08.27.2012 | Los Angeles
Shelly Palmer

As a case study in technological ineptitude, my experience with The Toll Roads is about as good as it gets. How could this issue have been avoided?

Ticketed For Carpooling?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 06.14.2012 | Money

Drivers en route to New York City -- and those coming in on foot -- have long met at the George Washington Bridge before crossing from New Jersey into...

Matt Sledge

GOP Candidates Praise Tolls But Ignore Jobs In Transportation Talk

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama made improving transportation infrastructure a centerpiece of both his 2009 stimulus bill and 2011's American Jobs Act, which d...

10 States That Spend The Most On Car Expenses

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 12.12.2011 | Business

Fluctuating gas prices, parking and repairs are just some of the expenses car owners can expect to encounter on any given day. But for car owners in s...

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?

Feds OK Tolling I-95 In Virginia

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.19.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The Federal Highway Administration has given its conditional blessing to Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's plan to toll portions of Intersta...

Port Authority Raises Tolls & Fares

AP | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Toll and fare hikes have been approved for bridges, tunnels and trains in the nation's largest metro area. The Port Authority of New...

Drivers To Illinois State Toll Highway Authority: If We Pay Higher Tolls, What Will You Do For Us?

The A.V. Club Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Even if you're not originally from Chicago, coughing up several dollars to plow through endless cornfields to get across Illinois doesn't seem like su...

P3s: The Problem With Tolls

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Likosky

A public private partnership (P3) finances a public works project with private investment. Unfortunately, the public is getting into the habit of shouldering too much of the risk of P3 investors.

MTA: No Fare, Toll Hikes In 2010

nydailynews.com | By Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

First, the good news: A new MTA budget released Wednesday contains no fare hikes, toll increases or service cuts next year. But transit officials w...