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Fed Financing Act Not at Risk from SH 130 Bankruptcy

Speaking of populist critics of P3 concessions, one of the oddest is a Virginia writer named Randy Salzman. In pieces written for various media, including Thinking Highways, Salzman has put forth the view that P3 concessions are actually scams that … Continue reading

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Many Autonomous Vehicle Assumptions Need to be Questioned

As a transportation professional, I’m a bit overwhelmed by proliferating articles and technical papers dealing with autonomous vehicles. And I’m increasingly distressed by the growing disparity between what appears in the popular media and what’s in the technical literature, because … Continue reading

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Indiana Sets the Pace on Toll-Financed Interstate Reconstruction

Back in May, Pat Jones, CEO of the International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association issued the following statement: “Giving states flexibility to toll their Interstates for the purpose of reconstruction is consistent with two principles outlined in Transportation Secretary Elaine … Continue reading

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Getting to Yes on Mileage-Based User Fees

Here are two recent headlines about efforts to begin the transition to paying for highways based on miles driven rather than gallons of fuel: “Senate Votes to Prohibit Mileage Tax,” Connecticut Post, May 25, 2017 “States Considering Taxing Drivers by … Continue reading

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Interstate Tolling: New Support—and Old Misconceptions

After hinting at it for several months, the White House made it clear last month: the Administration wants states to have the option of using toll financing to modernize their aging Interstate highways. Having a toll revenue stream would also … Continue reading

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