Tolling

Close-up of green freeway signs pointing to US 101 to San Jose and San Francisco with foggy hills in background.

Bay Area Proposal Would Toll All Freeway Lanes Near Transit

Local transportation leaders say charging for use of all area freeways would reduce congestion and bring more revenue for transit and other projects.

November 13, 2023 - NBC Bay Area

Aerial view of traffic in New York City entering Queens Midtown tunnel

Sadik-Khan: NYC Congestion Pricing Program Potentially ‘Transformative’—If Done Right

The former transportation commissioner says the city must ensure the program isn’t “all stick and no carrot to succeed.

September 18, 2023 - Curbed

A pair of electric cars plugged into charge at facilities in the corner of a shopping center parking lot.

Electric Driving Is the Future; Now Is the Time to Price It

EVs are great, but they’re not perfect. Let’s end their free ride.

August 24, 2022 - Adam Millard-Ball and Michael Manville

Aerial photo of the US 131/M-6/68th St. interchange in Wyoming, MIchigan

Michigan to Study Feasibility of Toll Roads

The search for new road funding continues in Michigan.

July 12, 2020 - Detroit Free Press

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Shrinking Highways: Could the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway Be the First?

Highways have been razed, replaced with boulevards, and streets have been placed on road diets, but what about lane reductions on interstate highways? That's one recommendation in a report released Thursday by a panel of experts on the BQE.

February 3, 2020 - The New York Times

Seattle, Washington

Seattle Emerges From Tolled Tunnel Unscathed

Promises of congestion and thousands of cars spilling on to quiet residential streets proved unfounded after the first week with tolls on the Highway 91 tunnel in Seattle.

November 14, 2019 - City Observatory

Metro-North Railroad

Op-Ed: Toll Revenues Could Fix Aging New York-Connecticut Rail Connection

Rather than bonds, an op-ed makes the case for electronic tolls to pay for improvements to commuter rail lines between New York City and Connecticut.

May 31, 2019 - Connecticut Post

Highway Interchange

U.S. Report: Raise the Federal Gas Tax to Pay for Infrastructure Fixes

A report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine endorses an idea that is sure to be controversial.

December 9, 2018 - The Mercury News

Massachusetts

Support for Highway Tolls Building in Massachusetts

If Republicans at the federal level succeed in pushing more transportation funding to the state level, more states will have to consider the path of states like Rhode Island, Texas, and, now, Massachusetts.

April 10, 2017 - The Boston Globe

I-70

Missouri Lawmakers Hate Tolls

Missouri State Representative Bryan Spencer (R-Wentzville) on tolls: Don't even think about it, Missouri Department of Transportation.

March 30, 2017 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New York Street

Mayor Bill de Blasio Would Fix Congestion Without Tolling Drivers

An expected congestion plan from Mayor Bill de Blasio won't include the tolling scheme proposed by the Move NY plan.

February 17, 2017 - AM New York

Critiquing Louisville's New Ohio River Bridge Tolls

Many in the urbanism community were shocked to see the scale of the recently completed "Spaghetti Junction" in Louisville, but the tolling system that will fund the project is just as critical to consider.

December 30, 2016 - City Observatory

Newport, Rhode Island

Rhode Island's Unique Funding Option to Repair Roads and Bridges Approved

After an eight-hour debate, the Rhode Island House of Representatives approved controversial truck-only toll legislation that will make Rhode Island the only state to apply tolls to large trucks but not other motor vehicles.

February 13, 2016 - NBC 10 News

Colorado Expanding Tolling Systems on Two Denver-Area Highways

State transportation officials set new toll rates for two busy highway corridors outside Denver.

October 16, 2015 - The Denver Post

Obama Administration Drafts Transportation Bill; May 31 Deadline Looms

In all likelihood the $478 billion transportation bill proposed by the Obama Administration earlier this week is dead on arrival. But can the federal government get a long-term bill together by the May 31 deadline?

April 3, 2015 - The Washington Post

Sales Tax or Tolling to Pay for MTA's Budget Shortfall?

The debate about ending the gas tax to fund transit capital projects has arrived in New York City, where the MTA is beset by a $12 billion shortfall. Although an increase in sales tax has its supporters, Stephen Miller and Move NY support tolling.

August 3, 2014 - Streetsblog New York City

Grow America Transportation Bill Would Open the Door to Tolling on Interstates

Although its unclear just how much influence the Department of Transportation's surface transportation authorization bill, called GROW AMERICA, will have (if any at all), the bill makes apparent a sea change with regard to tolling of the interstates.

May 1, 2014 - Washington Post

Do You Have $600 Billion For A New Transportation Bill?

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood is taped while speaking at a community meeting in Manhattan's Chinatown expressing enthusiasm for 'tolling', though it's not clear what roads or bridges would be tolled, which was clarified in a subsequent email.

May 25, 2010 - Transportation Nation

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