Toll Roads

Construction on a tunnel is visible next to the Seattle waterfront.

A Permanent Decline in Revenue Forecasted for the Tunnel Bertha Built in Seattle

Public transit isn't the only mode struggling to attract the expected number of users in 2022. State Route 99 in Downtown Seattle is also failing to live up to expectations and struggling to make ends meet.

August 4, 2022 - The Urbanist

Interstate 65 Louisville

Evidence for Tolls as a 'Surefire' Traffic Congestion Fix

Traffic on a Louisville freeway fell by half after a toll was implemented. Could this be the best way to reduce traffic congestion?

November 19, 2021 - City Observatory

Toll Road

Texas Ends Contract With Toll Road Operator

Citing "lackluster service," the department will be seeking a new technology provider.

August 31, 2021 - Houston Chronicle

Toll Road

Video: Why U.S. Road Tolling Is So Complicated

States increasingly count on toll roads to supplement gas tax revenue, but why does the U.S. still lack national interoperability?

July 29, 2021 - Cheddar.com

Highway Widening

Maryland's Controversial Highway Widening Proposal Scaled Back

Interstate 270, the Capital Beltway, will no longer by widened as part of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.

May 13, 2021 - Bethesda Magazine

Florida Roads

Florida Highway Project Faces Opposition From All Sides

Critics worry the proposed 330-mile corridor would encourage sprawl, harm wildlife, and saddle the state with decades of debt.

May 2, 2021 - Grist

West Palm Beach, Florida

Deadline for Brightline Plan Comes With Strings Attached

Officials from Brightline recently signed an agreement that dictates terms for the study of an extension of the private rail system between Orlando and Tampa.

March 10, 2021 - Orlando Sentinel

Interstate 495

Maryland's Highway Expansion Project Out to Bid

Vocal opposition hasn't slowed the Maryland Department of Transportation's progress of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.

January 3, 2021 - Bethesda Magazine

Highway Construction

Tolls Not Included: Toll Proposals Keep Ending Up in the Dustbin in Texas

Another example of the growing political and planning opposition to the idea of tolling new roads in Texas.

September 22, 2020 - Houston Chronicle

Toll Road

Toll Roads Take $9 Billion in Losses Nationwide

No one lakes toll roads, but everyone relies on the revenue they generate for all kinds of transportation projects.

July 17, 2020 - The Washington Post

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