D.C. planning organization supports extending tolls on Beltway

Washington’s Top News » Maryland is proposing the addition of $7.6 billion in toll lanes along the entire Maryland portion of the Capital Beltway and the length of Interstate 270 by 2025. In response, Virginia now plans to extend both of its existing 495 Express Lanes to the Legion Bridge to provide a continuous trip around the Beltway. The Virginia extension is estimated to cost about $500 million that could be split between the private toll operators and state funding. 

2018-01-18T16:01:46+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Highways, Maryland, Tolling, Virginia, Washington DC|

More States Are Turning to Toll Roads in 2018

The Fiscal Times » With gas tax revenue stagnant and transportation funds scarce, states are turning to toll roads in 2018 to fill treasuries and manage traffic — despite outrage from motorists and questions about the efficiency of tolls.

2018-01-10T16:32:03+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Highways, Tolling, U.S. News|

Cuomo seeks cashless tolling, improved travel plazas on Thruway

AuburnPub.com » Out with the old, clunky toll barriers. In with modern technology.  That’s New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s goal for the New York State Thruway over the next few years. By 2020, he wants to have cashless tolling in place for motorists.

2018-01-05T16:57:45+00:00 January 5th, 2018|Bridges, Highways, New York, Public-Private Partnerships, Tolling|

State Gets 27 Initial Inquiries From Private Companies Interested in Widening I-270, Beltway

Bethesda Magazine » On Thursday, the state’s transportation department announced it received 27 responses to its request for initial information from companies interested in financing, building and operating the estimated $7.6 billion project.

2018-01-05T16:21:05+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Highways, Maryland, Public-Private Partnerships, Tolling|

Column: State expands plan to add toll lanes on I-55

Chicago Tribune » I-55 offers one of the worst commutes in the Midwest and sees 12 hours of daily congestion, with four crashes a day, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation. IDOT last year proposed a public-private partnership to add one express toll lane in each direction for the 25-mile stretch between I-355 and I-90/94. Now IDOT has upped the ante, proposing two new toll lanes in each direction from I-90/94 in the city to I-294, with one toll lane in each direction from I-294 to I-355.

2017-12-11T14:38:00+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Highways, Indiana, Tolling|

Borenstein: Feinstein calls for new bridge across the bay

Mercury News » U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and East Bay Congressman Mark DeSaulnier are pressing for a new span connecting the San Francisco peninsula to the East Bay via automobiles and BART.

2017-12-12T14:04:33+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Bridges, California, Highways, Tolling|
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