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Funding News April 03, 2019
New York City is set to become the first major metropolitan area in the nation to implement a fee for motorists entering the city's most traffic-congested roadways.   According to a report from NPR, state lawmakers approved the plan earlier this week, and the new tolls are expected to take effect...
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Tolling News June 22, 2018
Toll lanes along U.S. 36 between Denver and Boulder and a nearby segment of I-25 in Colorado will get a high-tech upgrade starting this fall as part of a test to more effectively relieve traffic tie-ups and provide more reliable travel times for motorists.   If it works in those heavily traveled...
Traffic Management News February 01, 2016
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) opened the first 3.14-mile section of the $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway toll road project in Orlando, with that part of S.R. 429 becoming the first in the central Florida area to only use electronic tolling.   The toll on that first parkway segment is...
Transportation Management News October 16, 2014
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels (MTA B&T) has selected TransCore to deploy the agency’s first all-electronic tolling (AET) system. This system will be implemented on the historic Henry Hudson Bridge.   Built in 1936, the Henry Hudson Bridge provides passage for...
Electronic Toll Collection News April 21, 2014
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is looking for new ways to pay for maintenance and operation of toll lanes after Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a bill last week eliminating the monthly maintenance fee on E-ZPass accounts. Under the terms of the bill, VDOT has until Sept. 1 to...
Smart & Resilient Cities News April 18, 2014
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes and carpool lanes could be coming to the 14th Street Bridge in Washington, D.C., after the city council votes on a new budget bill next month. If the budget passes, the 14th Street Bridge could be one of several spots around the district to add toll lanes.  ...
Smart & Resilient Cities News April 08, 2014
The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) revealed last week that drivers using their new open-road tolling plazas on a toll-by-plate basis have not been billed for the last six months due to a flaw in the system. MDX will begin sending out bills this month, looking to collect up to $7.5 million in...
Smart & Resilient Cities News March 28, 2014
The Kansas Turnpike Authority has entered into an agreement with the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority for the two systems’ electronic toll collection programs to be interoperable by the end of 2014.   This agreement will allow K-TAG to be used on the Oklahoma Turnpike system and PikePass to be used on...
Smart & Resilient Cities News February 18, 2014
Drivers may soon be able to pay tolls by smartphone thanks to new technology being developed by Florida-based GeoToll. GeoToll CEO Tim McGuckin discussed the results of a recent field test in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) in an interview with Toll...
Initially, tolling and MBUFs must exist together, especially for bridges and tunnels, where the MBUF will likely be too small.

Initially, tolling and MBUFs must exist together, especially for bridges and tunnels, where the MBUF will likely be too small.

Transportation Management Article December 26, 2013
In 1903, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson became the first person to cross the U.S. by automobile. The trip took the Vermont physician 65 days in a 20-hp Winton, raising dry clouds of dust and chugging through axle-deep mud on mostly unpaved roads. Not until the 1930s could a vehicle cross the nation...
Smart & Resilient Cities News October 29, 2013
Texas DOT (TxDOT) proposed construction of a 15-mile elevated highway on I-35 with the goal of relieving congestion on I-35, especially near its conjunction with I-410. The elevated highway will feature managed lanes.   Current preliminary estimates by TxDOT state the highway could cost more than $...
Smart & Resilient Cities News September 27, 2013
Instead of an extra person, motorists around the Austin and Dallas area are going to have to make sure they have extra change in their toll account.   The Texas Transportation Commission announced on Sept. 26 that the high-occupancy vehicle lanes on I-30 in north Texas would be replaced by variable...
Using a system that complies with open standards is essential for systems and data to be interoperable.

Using a system that complies with open standards is essential for systems and data to be interoperable.

Transportation Management Article July 25, 2013
Since the inception of the tolling concept nearly 3,000 years ago in the Middle East, there has been a common source of frustration that has only been addressed in the last few decades.   Whether someone is driving a horse and buggy or a four-door sedan, the frustration of having to slow down and...
Smart & Resilient Cities News April 10, 2013
Early travel data from the carpool lanes converted to toll lanes on I-110 in Los Angeles indicate travel times have gone down in the new lanes but increased in the regular lanes.   Since the lanes debuted, more than 135,000 drivers have purchased the FasTrak transponders required to use them....
Smart & Resilient Cities News February 25, 2013
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) officially opened a new set of express lanes on I-10 on Friday with a dedication ceremony in El Monte. The high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes run 14 miles from I-605 in El Monte to Alameda Street in downtown L.A.    The Metro...
Smart & Resilient Cities News December 10, 2012
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has indefinitely postponed a ruling on an interstate tolling project on I-95 in Virginia, requesting that the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) seek out further public input. At the same time, at least eight cities and towns are taking legal...
Smart & Resilient Cities News September 18, 2012
Officials with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) announced Tuesday that the county’s first high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes are set to open on November 10. The new lanes—located along 11 miles of the 110 Harbor Freeway—will debut on November 10.   All motorists...
Electronic Toll Collection News July 27, 2012
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and Caltrans announced that FasTrak transponders are now available for purchase in advance of the new Metro ExpressLanes debuting in the near future. The lanes along the I-110 Harbor Freeway are set to open in the fall while the...
Smart & Resilient Cities News June 04, 2012
A proposed toll on North Carolina’s I-95, meant to fund a $4.4 billion widening of the highway, is facing heavy opposition from Democratic and Republican lawmakers who are concerned about the toll’s effect on local traffic and the economy.   Under the proposal by the North Carolina Department of...
Transportation Management News April 27, 2012
Construction recently began on a new open road tolling facility in Hooksett, N.H., which the state DOT hopes will improve traffic flow. The project, which will see the addition of four E-ZPass booths, is scheduled for completion in summer 2013.   The ORT lanes would replace the six current middle...
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