U.S. Tolling Industry Facts
About the Authors
Pat Jones is Executive Director & CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association. Since assuming this position in 2002, Jones has built IBTTA into the principal advocate for toll-financed transportation and the leader in producing high quality educational experiences for toll industry professionals.
Rob Horr has been Executive Director of the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA) since January 2003. Rob serves as the President of IBTTA in 2013.
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IBTTA applauds Representative Blumenauer for stepping forward boldly to recognize the severity of the infrastructure funding crisis and define potential solutions. Continue reading
At a September forum organized by the Reason Foundation, IBTTA Executive Director and CEO Patrick Jones came up with another great metaphor to explain the roots of the highway funding crisis Continue reading
The morning panel at the U.S. Travel Association’s Connecting America Through Travel conference gave IBTTA a golden opportunity to present tolling as one of the most important tools in the transportation funding toolbox. Continue reading
In his November 9 column, Washington Post reporter Robert Thomson came up with the ultimate winning narrative for congestion management projects like Virginia’s 495 Express Lanes. Continue reading
With state governments and regional agencies leading the way, America might just be entering a renaissance in highway construction, reconstruction, and financing Continue reading
Thomas Friedman writes about how America is perceived abroad and points out how our leaders must move ahead in using technology to. advance transportation and keep our economy growing. Continue reading
Citing history dating back to 1772 and court cases ever since, lawyers for the Virginia Department of Transportation delivered a blistering rebuke earlier this summer to the false notion that tolls are taxes. Continue reading
“Tolling the interstates—all interstates, not just I-80—deserves consideration.” With that simple quote, a newspaper in rural Pennsylvania showed what it takes to change public attitudes on tolling. Continue reading
Why roads need continual funding even after they are “bought and paid for.” Continue reading
When the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) first held public engagement meetings in 2010 on its proposal to toll key sections of Interstate 95, some of the most frequently asked questions had to do with the economic impact of tolling. You … Continue reading