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News January 11, 2018
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced a deal Wednesday that will add 10 more miles of express lanes to the I-95 corridor, expanding the system of high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes to Fredericksburg by 2022.   As part of the agreement, the private company building the lanes will give the state $277...
I-25 Colorado

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News January 05, 2018
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will add express lanes in both directions of I-25 from Johnstown to Fort Collins.   CDOT approved the $248 million contract with Kraemer/IHC to add express lanes, replace aging bridges, widen other bridges, create new pedestrian and bicycle access...
tolling
News January 04, 2018
The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has issued a request for proposal to help the agency research open system tolling.   The 2017 Oregon Legislature directed ODOT to relieve congestion and generate revenue through tolling on I-5 and I-205 in the Portland Metro area.   ODOT is interested...
News November 06, 2017
An editorial is exactly what an editorial is . . . an opinion, and I will talk politics. Also, the GOP tax plan would effect bonding; the FHWA reopens pilot program to allow tolling on existing interstates; TxDOT to add capacity on U.S. 183; and MoDOT's solar road program is on hold. To hear the...
Florida tolling suspended
News September 26, 2017
More than $45 million in revenue is believed to have been lost when the state of Florida suspended highway toll collections to help speed evacuations and relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, the state's turnpike system estimates.   However, the estimated $3 million-a-day impact is not expected to...
road and bridge work
News September 11, 2017
Nearly three-quarters of Americans are willing to pay increased taxes or tolls to fund roads and other transportation infrastructure, according to a survey from HNTB Corp. to be released today.   The number rises to 84% if those tax and toll hikes are mandated by law to be spent only on the...
Hurricane Irma heading towards Florida
News September 07, 2017
Every stretch of South Florida's highways is being closely monitored, as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is making sure any accidents get cleared up as quickly as possible and all lanes on I-95 stay open in anticipation of Hurricane Irma.   There's a steady traffic flow on South...
road usage
News August 14, 2017
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has teamed up with the I-95 Corridor Coalition and the Delaware Department of Transportation to test how to administer a road usage tax or fee based on the amount of miles a motorist drives.   Enacting a road usage tax was discussed by state...
News July 17, 2017
The San Bernardino County Transportation Authority (SBCTA) approved the construction of toll lanes on the I-10 Freeway last week.   The SBCTA voted to build a 33-mile toll lane project at an estimated cost of $1.8 billion, which would run from the Los Angeles County line to Redlands. This marks the...
Article May 09, 2017
Frustrating doesn’t begin to describe the impact of congestion. A 2016 study by the research firm INRIX identified the U.S. as the most congested developed country in the world—where drivers spend an average of 42 hours a year in traffic during peak hours. That report calculates the total...
News August 01, 2016
A 9-mile stretch of managed toll lanes along Interstate 30 running from Grand Prairie to Dallas will open to commuters this morning, Texas highway officials announced Friday.   Motorists wanting to drive in the managed toll lanes from President George Bush Turnpike to Westmoreland Road will be...
News May 02, 2016
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx today announced a $357 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to finance the construction of four new toll lanes on State Highway (SH) 288 in Houston, Texas.   “The TIFIA...
Massachusetts Department of Transportation begins tolling, traffic management system rollout
News March 04, 2016
The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) will begin to roll out an all-electronic tolling program and a new real-time traffic management system. For drivers, the most immediately noticeable change, especially for anyone who travels the Massachusetts Turnpike, will be overhead...
News February 09, 2016
I-405 express toll lanes are generating over three times more money than the state of Washington originally forecasted. Washington state law requires that the money collected from the tolls must be reinvested in I-405.   Drivers spent $3.7 million between September 2015 and December 2015, with...
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...
News January 19, 2016
The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is exploring a road user charging (RUC) system as an alternative to the gas tax.   HDOT awarded a contract to D’Artagnan to conduct a state-wide feasibility study of RUC. D’Artagnan will research and assess the current road finance situation and trends...
News December 16, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) opened the eastbound toll lane on I-70 to traffic. The lane is 13 miles long and cost $78 million to build.  The lane officially opened at 9:06 a.m. and traffic flow was reported to be steady and flowing.    The toll lane is intended to provide...
News December 10, 2015
The Commonwealth Transportation Board of Virginia approved the creation of HOT lanes on I-66 inside the Capital Beltway.   The state of Virginia already has a network of HOT lanes set up on I-95 and part of the Capital Beltway. However, the HOT lanes on I-66 inside the beltway, will be set up...
News December 09, 2015
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is considering creating managed lanes on I-55 in Cook and DuPage counties. Plans include building another lane in each direction of the 25-mille stretch I-55 between I-355 and the I-90/94 junction in Chicago.   The plans aim to reduce congestion on...
News October 20, 2015
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is proposing to add express toll lanes along 22 miles of I-4 between 50th street and the Polk Parkway in the Tampa Bay area.   The cost of such a project would equal approximately $500 million and aims to alleviate traffic congestion.    FDOT plans...
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