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IBTTA’s 2016 Summit on All-Electronic Tolling, Managed Lanes, and Interoperability last week was a cascade of new knowledge and data, information and networking. And conference participants were ready to tell the story, using Twitter to capture the... Read More
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IBTTA members take pride in securing their data. But as other industries have found out, at great cost in dollars and public confidence, the security of your data is at risk as soon as pride gives way to complacency. That’s why you should be... Read More
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Co-Chief Meeting Organizer Frank McCartney wasn’t kidding a couple of weeks ago when he exclaimed that “this annual meeting is content-rich!” IBTTA’s 84th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, September 11-14 in Denver, will be a non-stop flurry of... Read More
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Tolls “remain a fair and justifiable option” for funding public transit and reducing highway gridlock, a reality that helps counter concerns that road pricing harms low-income users, concluded an editorial last week in the Toronto Star, Canada’s... Read More
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Jason Myers of the E-470 Public Highway Authority, Frank McCartney of Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Kathryn O’Connor of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority are Co-Chief Meeting Organizers for IBTTA’s 84th Annual Meeting and Exhibition,... Read More
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“The Big Lift”. A “pretty big” feat of engineering. A “great big LEGO set”. A “tall order”. A “signature landmark”. When Canadians decide to replace their bridges, they don’t skimp on the innovation. Or hold back on the metaphors. When Halifax... Read More
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For the concessionaires that operate more than 50,000 kilometres of tolled highways across Europe, user financing is all about safety and service, IBTTA First Vice President Emanuela Stocchi told the Transportation Research Board’s International... Read More
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The concept of mileage-based usage fees (MBUF) is beginning to make its way from the western United States to the east, with four states applying for federal funds to test the idea through the I-95 Corridor Coalition. If it’s funded, the project... Read More
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An IBTTA member and award winner is beta testing a cell phone-transponder app that will make it easier for out-of-state visitors and other occasional users to take advantage of all-electronic tolling (AET) services in Central Florida. The... Read More
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You know a toll is doing its job when the local newspaper writes lyrically about the “debt of gratitude” the community owes the “roadway sugar-mommies and ‑daddies” who pay it. That’s what happened earlier this month when the Fort Myers Florida... Read More

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