Brian W. Budzynski is the managing editor of Roads & Bridges and its quarterly supplement, Transportation Management & Engineering (TM&E).
New poll: The Texas DOT is considering killing tolls on its highways, in effort to assuage present congestion while seeking alternate sources for the $5 billion it needs to effect real change by 2020. Good idea? Bad idea?
- NEW POLL: Maryland is considering a fine for drivers who linger in the left-hand lane on state highways, as a means of improving traffic congestion. Is this a good idea and could it actually have a positive affect on traffic?
- NEW POLL: A Utah state commission last week recommended that sales tax earmarks for roads and water be eliminated in advance of budget planning. Good idea? Bad idea?
- NEW POLL: Both a GOP Senator and and a House Democrat offered separate transportation proposals last week that included shoring up revenues for the Highway Trust Fund beyond 2020. Which proposal is the stronger solution?
- New poll: Officials in Virginia are concerned if they toll I-95 the poorest region in the state would have to absorb an additional financial burden. VDOT is toying with the idea of offering a discount. Is this a good idea?
- ALL-ELECTRONIC TOLLING: Tolling without tears