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Tolling Points - By Bill Cramer

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Before you head out on the open road for the Memorial Day weekend, as some 34 million people are expected to do, there’s a new, essential item to add to your highway safety checklist. You’ll want to check your tires, fill up the gas tank and pack... Read More
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The importance of public-private partnerships was front and center last week when Senate Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Chair James Inhofe (R-OK) marked Infrastructure Week with an op ed in The Hill. “Even as state and local partners... Read More
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Three IBTTA members took their seats at the table at the Dirksen Office Building on Tuesday, when a subcommittee of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on innovative solutions to leverage federal infrastructure funding.... Read More
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When the U.S. transportation community celebrates Infrastructure Week each year, it’s a great opportunity to shine a light on the big-picture funding and program policies that will keep America moving forward. But it’s also the right moment to... Read More
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Cynthia Essenmacher arrived four months ago as Tolling Program Manager at the U.S. Federal Highway Administration’s Center for Innovative Finance Support, after more than a decade working at FHWA and, before that, the Maryland Transportation... Read More
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With federal and state funding capacity falling short, at least one major player on the U.S. infrastructure finance scene is pointing to toll roads as a way to pay for much of the surface transportation the country needs. Moody’s Investors Service,... Read More
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Any salesperson knows they’ve made a significant advance with a prospective customer when the conversation shifts from “if” to “how”. It’s the moment when the prospect stops thinking about whether they’re going to buy and starts working out when to... Read More
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Jeff Heilstedt, Vice President at AECOM, and Eric Hemphill, Director of System and Incident Management with the North Texas Tollway Authority, are Co-Chief Meeting Organizers for IBTTA’s Maintenance and Roadway Operations Workshop, May 21-23, 2017... Read More
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IBTTA members have known for a very long time that the more familiar people are with modern tolling systems, the more likely they are to like them. Now, in a suburb of Greater Vancouver, at least one mayor is adding his voice to a debate that has... Read More
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“Want America to Be ‘Great’ Again? Pay For It.” That was the picture-perfect headline that TIME magazine, one of America’s most venerable and influential print publications, attached to the op ed it published last week by IBTTA Executive Director... Read More

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