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Posts Tagged ‘International Bridge’

Tolling in the United States

Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
HIGHWAY TRUST FUND RECEIPTS: 1970 - 2009

INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE, TUNNEL AND TURNPIKE ASSOCIATION (IBTTA)
Q: Why do we need tolls to pay for roads and crossings?
A: No matter how you slice it, federal and state fuel taxes are insufficient to support America’s highway infrastructure. Tolls provide a valuable source of revenue both to build new roads and maintain existing roads.

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Let the Renaissance Begin

Monday, November 4th, 2013

By Patrick D. Jones, Executive Director & CEO, International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA)
With state governments and regional agencies leading the way, America might just be entering a renaissance in highway construction, reconstruction, and financing. Over the last year, more than 35 state legislatures have taken up bills to address the transportation funding gap. The trend extends to every part of the country, crossing the line between red and blue states. In the absence of federal policy action, as Kevin Robillard of Politico wrote earlier this year, states are coming up with their own prescriptions to deal with our national transportation woes.

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Reactions to President Obama’s State of Union

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Transportation Issues Daily A number of transportation interests issued a news release offering a reaction to the President’s State of the Union. Here are excerpts from ones I could find. We republished Senator Boxer’s statement in full earlier. Gregory E. DiLoreto, president of The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): “President Obama’s ‘Fix-It-First’ plan is a great step toward […]

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