Tolls

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

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New York Officials Balk at Congestion Pricing Lawsuits

The cordon pricing program ‘is going to happen,’ said New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

July 26, 2023 - StreetsBlog NYC

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Staten Island Sues Over Congestion Pricing, Too

The borough’s president says the plan would bring more traffic to Staten Island and unjustly burden its residents with air pollution and tolls.

July 25, 2023 - WABC

View of George Washington Bridge between New York and New Jersey again sunrise or sunset sky

NJ v. U.S. DOT: Cordon Pricing in Manhattan

The State of New Jersey filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday to halt the Manhattan cordon pricing project approved in June by the FHWA, charging that they violated the National Environmental Protection Act.

July 24, 2023 - NJBIZ Journal

Traffic on the George Washington Bridge between New York City and New Jersey

New Jersey Takes New York to Court Over Congestion Pricing

The state is suing to stop New York City’s proposed congestion pricing program, which New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy says would unfairly penalize Garden State residents.

July 23, 2023 - The New York Times

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Utah to Test Personalized Road Usage Pricing

A pilot program will use GPS-enabled devices to track driving habits, allowing cities to use the data to create road pricing fee structures based on hyper-local and individual driving needs.

July 13, 2023 - Streetsblog USA

Cars in line at New York City tollbooths

How Will Congestion Pricing Impact New York Transit?

The city’s new congestion pricing program, scheduled to take effect next year, could mean billions in new transit funding.

July 10, 2023 - Gothamist

Portland Interchange

Oregon Toll Road Proposals Raise Cost, Equity Concerns

The state’s plan to implement tolls to reduce congestion and promote alternate transportation modes is facing some backlash as critics argue the revenue shouldn’t fund road expansion projects.

February 15, 2023 - Oregon Live

Seattle Road Toll

Seattle’s SR 99 Tunnel Seeking State Bailout

The beleaguered project is not bringing in the expected toll revenue, leaving the Washington Transportation Commission on the hook for construction costs.

December 27, 2022 - The Urbanist

Cars on a New York City street

New Yorkers Weigh in on Congestion Pricing

Hundreds of people signed up to speak at the city’s first public meeting on the long-delayed plan to charge drivers entering Manhattan’s Central Business District.

August 29, 2022 - Gothamist

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

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

Interstate 80

Wyoming Legislation Would Add Tolls to Interstate 80

A new bill would grant the Wyoming Transportation Commission the authority to impose tolls on all lanes of over 400 miles of I-80 to fund infrastructure needs on the roadway.

January 17, 2020 - CDLLife.com

San Francisco

Bay Area Transportation Planners Breathing Easier After Court Ruling

A total of $4.5 billion in road and transit projects was at stake in a state taxpayer group's lawsuit against a regional ballot measure approved by voters in June 2018.

April 10, 2019 - The Press Democrat

Toll Road Truck

Judge Rules Tolls Are Taxes to Dismiss Truckers' Lawsuit Against Rhode Island

The nation's sole truck-only tolling program survived its first lawsuit after a federal judge dismissed litigation brought by the American Trucking Associations, ruling that the proper venue was state court. ATA believes it is unconstitutional.

March 27, 2019 - Transport Topics

Massachusetts

Poll Details Massachusetts Residents' Views on Transit

Massachusetts voters are pro-transportation investment, whether by cities or by the state.

March 12, 2018 - The Recorder

Servers

Sidewalk Labs Launches 'Operating System' for Urban Data

The 'Coord' platform will give mobility companies a centralized place to access and use local data on parking, curb space, tolls, and the like.

February 10, 2018 - Wired

Trump Administration

Draft of the Trump Infrastructure Planned Leaked

For those who have spent the last year or so waiting on the edge of their seats in speculation about the contents of President Trump's promised infrastructure plan, there is finally some indication of what the future holds.

January 22, 2018 - Axios

Bay Bridge Toll

Road Funding By Taxes, Tolls, and Fees, Broken Down by State

The Tax Foundation endeavors to provide a simple explanation of road funding.

July 16, 2017 - Tax Foundation

NYC Subway Construction

Why U.S. Infrastructure Is Too Expensive: Localities Have Too Little Control

Charles Marohn responds to Noah Smith's article asking why American Infrastructure is so expensive and delivers a plan to attack the problem.

June 8, 2017 - Strong Towns

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