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Posts Tagged ‘International Bridge Tunnel and Turnpike Association’

Rising Traffic Volumes Reaffirm the Need for Infrastructure Investment: FHWA

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Federal Highway Administration Logo

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) isn’t pulling any punches with the conclusion it draws from the latest figures for U.S. traffic volumes, which show “a streak of steadily increasing vehicle miles travelled (VMT) that began in 2011.”

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America’s Infrastructure Needs a Mix of Funding Solutions That Work

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
Interstate 10 - Papago Freeway Tunnel / Deck Park Tunnel at Night (3) by Alan Stark

When safe and efficient infrastructure is what everybody clearly wants, this shouldn’t be controversial. From the halls of power in Washington, DC to congested local roads and interstate highways across the country, a consensus is emerging: It’s time to invest in rebuilding America’s vital infrastructure.

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States’ Role in Solving a National Crisis

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Written by Patrick Jones
Over the last couple of years, a new group of players has burst onto the scene with the local knowledge and sense of urgency to break the financial deadlock behind our nation’s infrastructure crisis. With Congress still considering how to pay for a possible short-term or long-term highway transportation funding bill, it’s becoming ever clearer that regional and state governments hold the key to a tough problem that pits the value we attach to mobility against lingering resistance to paying for the services we need.

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Patrick D. Jones, International Bridge, Tunnel, and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Patrick D. Jones, IBTTA

Patrick D. Jones is executive director and chief executive officer of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Topics Include:
-Political Will to Fund Infrastructure
-Why Tolling Works
-Roads Need Constant Maintenance, and a Constant Revenue Stream
-We’re Too Patient with our Failing Infrastructure
-Roads Are a Service, Not a One-Time Purchase

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Fueled by Tolling, Innovation Stems from Our Local Communities

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)
The funding crunch facing America’s transportation infrastructure has made it crucial for our cities, counties, states and regions to find innovative ways of funding our mobility. The Federal Highway Trust Fund – the federal government’s primary source of investment in local infrastructure – is running dry, with the gas tax losing much of its purchasing power since its last increase over two decades ago.

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