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Value-Added Tolling: Getting to “Yes” on Interstate Tolling(1)

April 10, 2014

The Interstate highway system is wearing out. Over the next two decades, nearly all of its 47,000 miles will have to be rebuilt, to make it serviceable for another 50+ years. In addition, several hundred major interchanges are horrible bottlenecks and need to be replaced with more modern designs, and some corridors need additional lanes […]

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Elevated Managed Lanes Might Work Here in Virginia

(Publisher’s note: This article bring all sorts of ideas to mind on where double decking roads might work here in Virginia. Two quick suggestions in Northern Virginia would be Route 66 inside the Beltway and Route 1 in Alexandria and southern Fairfax County.) The “freeway revolt” in the 1970s and ’80s left an incomplete network […]

America’s (and Virginia’s) Road-Maintenance Deficit

State transportation departments across the country are spending billions of dollars to build new roads and highways even as they fail to maintain the road networks they already have, according to a new report by Smart Growth America and Taxpayers for Common Sense. Between 2009 and 2011, the most recent years for which Federal Highway […]

Some Good News on Highways and Bridges

A lot of the push for increased federal transportation funding has been generated over the years by projections from the Federal Highway Administration and two national commissions, based largely on numbers from FHWA’s biennial Conditions & Performance (C&P) report. The latest C&P report, 2013 Status of the Nation’s Highways Bridges, and Transit Conditions and Performance […]

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