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interstate improvements
News July 05, 2018
Improvements to I-80 were deemed critical in a regional transportation proposal by the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP).   The agency’s “On to 2050" Transportation Plan also placed the proposed Illiana toll road on the back burner. The updated plan calls for $72.7 billion in...
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...
U.S. 183 South toll road project in Austin, Texas

Image: Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority

News April 23, 2018
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has hit a significant milestone in the construction of the U.S. 183 South project, as work is now about 50% completed.   Construction crews have completed the first stretch of the new northbound general-purpose lanes between 51st Street and Manor/...
Georgia express lanes project
News April 20, 2018
The largest road project in Georgia’s state history is just about finished as officials with the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) announced that the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project should wrap up by late summer.   The 30 miles of reversible express lanes stretch down parts of I-...
I-66 highway construction Virginia
News April 03, 2018
The first steps in major construction work on the I-66 toll lanes between the Capital Beltway and Gainesville, Va., is set to begin as soon as this weekend.   The Virginia Department of Transportation and the private companies set to build and operate the lanes under a decades-long deal expect to...
Illinois Tollway

Open-road tolling on I-90 and I-390 is the result of the Open Roads for a Faster Future program.

Article January 29, 2018
In recent years, the Illinois Tollway has undertaken a massive capital improvement program designed to improve mobility, relieve congestion and reduce pollution in the state. The Tollway’s congestion–relief program, Open Roads for a Faster Future, initiated in 2004, enabled rebuilding and...
express lanes
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

Image: Jenny Sparks / Loveland Reporter-Herald

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...
Toll lane project approved for I-10 Freeway in San Bernardino County
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...
Prasad
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...
Nine miles of I-30 TEXpress lanes opening today
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...
Foxx announces $357 million TIFIA loan to build new lanes on Houston's SH 288
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...
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