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Toll Roads

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Critics worry the proposed 330-mile corridor would encourage sprawl, harm wildlife, and saddle the state with decades of debt.
Grist
March 10, 2021, 5am PST
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.
Orlando Sentinel
January 3, 2021, 7am PST
Vocal opposition hasn't slowed the Maryland Department of Transportation's progress of the I-495/I-270 Managed Lanes Project.
Bethesda Magazine
September 22, 2020, 7am PDT
Another example of the growing political and planning opposition to the idea of tolling new roads in Texas.
Houston Chronicle
July 17, 2020, 5am PDT
No one lakes toll roads, but everyone relies on the revenue they generate for all kinds of transportation projects.
The Washington Post
July 15, 2020, 8am PDT
The state of Maryland is moving forward with a highway widening plan that would spend $11 billion in a private-partnership to add toll lanes to two Capital Beltway highways.
DCist
July 12, 2020, 9am PDT
The search for new road funding continues in Michigan.
Detroit Free Press
May 5, 2020, 6am PDT
Transportation plans justified with pre-coronavirus data are now obsolete, according to a line of argument recently presented to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Maryland Matters
November 4, 2019, 8am PST
Cashless, automated highway tolling is ready to roll out on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
October 15, 2019, 8am PDT
Another of the surprising roster of vetoes by California Governor Gavin Newsom over the weekend includes a bill that would have set limitations for traffic on San Francisco's Lombard Street.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
May 17, 2019, 2pm PDT
Florida has the distinction of having more toll roads than any other state. Environmentalists want Gov. DeSantis (R) to veto a bill that would build three new ones, adding over three hundred miles of asphalt through mostly rural, unpopulated areas.
South Florida Sun Sentinel
May 2, 2019, 7am PDT
The state of Florida is moving forward with the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M-Cores) plan to build several new toll expressways in rural parts of the state.
Strong Towns
March 26, 2019, 11am PDT
To sway public opinion, the Orange County toll road agency hired a group of consultants. Critics say the cost and service delivered aren’t acceptable.
Los Angeles Times
February 19, 2019, 6am PST
Gov. J.B. Pritzker has a $134 billion problem in unfunded pension liabilities. Along with several other measures, his administration is considering selling state assets, including the Illinois Tollway, to fill the hole.
Chicago Tribune
January 27, 2019, 9am PST
Now that Seattle has proven they don't need the new Highway 99 tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, will enough people use it in the future to cover the costs of construction, operation, and maintenance?
The Urbanist
December 16, 2018, 5am PST
Construction and increased traffic have Bostonian drivers complaining about slow highways on the city’s East Side.
The Boston Globe
December 6, 2018, 1pm PST
For a small fee, motorists can now bypass a congested arterial road with two dozen traffic lights outside of Charlotte. Built and operated by the North Carolina Turnpike Authority, the 18-mile, electronically tolled Monroe Expressway opened Nov. 27.
WFAE
August 16, 2018, 1pm PDT
At least 39 people died when the Ponte Morandi bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy during a storm on Tuesday. The cable-stayed bridge is part of a viaduct on the A10 toll road that goes to France, operated and maintained by Autostrada per l'Italia.
NPR
May 24, 2018, 9am PDT
Call it a premium toll. Unlike most of the nation's managed lanes which exist adjacent to untolled, general purpose lanes, the "general use lanes" on Tampa's Veterans Expressway (SR 589) are tolled. Express lanes will be dynamically priced
WFLA
April 12, 2018, 7am PDT
A bill backed by Gov. Malloy that directs the Department of Transporation to prepare a plan to toll three interstates and two state parkways narrowly passed two legislative committees largely along party lines. It now advances to the full House.
The Connecticut Mirror