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Posts Tagged ‘Tolling’

It’s 2017. We Can Do This. Let’s Do It!

Thursday, January 5th, 2017
IBTTA: It

Tell the Congress of the United States to lift the prohibition on tolling interstate highways for the purposes of reconstruction. Give the states the ability to toll their Interstate highways specifically for rebuilding those Interstate highways. Let them have access to one more tool in the toolbox. This is not a mandate; no state would be required to toll their interstates. This simply gives states the flexibility to choose the option to use tolls if it makes sense to the individual state.

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Value-Added Tolling: A Better Deal for America’s Highway Users

Friday, March 28th, 2014

REASON FOUNDATION
Toll roads in America date back to colonial times. Entrepreneurs in the late 1700s and early 1800s requested and received charters from state governments, enabling them to raise money from investors to improve dirt tracks between towns into regularly maintained roads—in exchange for charging users a toll. Transportation historians have estimated that between 2,500 and 3,200 toll companies built and operated such roads in the 19th century, encompassing between 30,000 and 52,000 miles at various times. The first wave of toll roads occurred in the northeastern states in the late 1700s and early 1800s. And the same pattern was repeated in the western states, especially California, after the Civil War, as those states were settled.

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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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