Toll Roads

A look back at a controversy from this month's Virginia State Senate election, which produced some seriously misleading rhetoric about "toll roads" (i.e., the proposal was for HOT lanes, not a toll road).
Yesterday   Vox
Texas 130 has failed to live up to its revenue potential, leaving the private company that operates the road in junk bond status.
Nov 18, 2015   San Antonio Express News
A public-private partnership to build a tunnel connecting Norfolk with the city of Portsmouth under the Elizabeth River in Virginia has gone awry, saddling the public with increasing costs and, likely, more expenses in the future.
Nov 6, 2015   The Washington Post
The true cost of vehicle and road use is not reflected in the price drivers pay.
Oct 29, 2015   City Observatory City Commentary
State transportation officials set new toll rates for two busy highway corridors outside Denver.
Oct 16, 2015   The Denver Post
Thinking about congestion as an economic problem generates new solutions for the problem as well as a response to accusations of social engineering.
Sep 29, 2015   Urban Kchoze
Critics of express lanes have often described the tolling as a double-tax for the use of highways. In a first, Florida is planning to charge for express lanes on toll roads. Triple tax?
Jul 19, 2015   Sun Sentinel
The state of North Carolina joins the roster of states working with the private sector to invest in highway infrastructure around growing urban areas.
Jun 3, 2015   Infra Insight
The Dallas Morning News investigated over promising and under delivering by regional mobility authorities in Texas.
May 2, 2015   The Dallas Morning News
If there's a solid take-away from the California Field Poll, it is not to ask residents how they feel about raising gas taxes, or any one option for that matter. Rather, offer a menu of funding alternatives and the results become more meaningful.
Feb 28, 2015   Sacramento Bee
Angie Schmitt and Payton Chung have created a three-part series on the Indiana Toll Road and how its example informs the use of private finance to build and maintain highways.
Nov 24, 2014   Streetsblog USA