60 Alerts From the REVENUE GENERATION Tag


Road User Fees May Be Necessary (But Reasonable is a Different Matter): NMA E-Newsletter #483

A basic principle held by the National Motorists Association is, “Reasonable highway user fees [are] for maintaining and improving highways, not for financing non-highway projects.” (See the other main NMA tenets here.) The recent class action lawsuit the NMA filed with truckers’ association OOIDA against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for many years of excessive tolling […]

Taking Tolling to Task: NMA Weekly E-Newsletter #480

On March 15th, a class action complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania by the NMA and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) that is creating a tsunami-sized wave in the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), its officers, and the governor of Pennsylvania are defendants in the claim that PTC for […]

Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 1: NMA E-Newsletter #468

Single-occupant Northern Virginia commuters had a rude awakening in early December when they used Interstate 66 express lanes and found new tolls spiking as high as $44 for commuting the 10-mile stretch between the Capital Beltway and the District of Columbia. While the Virginia DOT showed that the average round-trip toll during the first week […]

Next Generation Police Tools, Part 2: NMA E-Newsletter #467

Next Generation Police Tools will be an ongoing feature of the Weekly NMA E-Newsletter. Check out Part 1 HERE. Dragon Cameras Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Dayton, Ohio police departments recently announced they are using “Dragon Cameras,” a handheld device that uses both a laser measuring tool and a camera to capture an image of a […]

NMA Lobbying in DC, Part 2 – License to Steal: NMA E-Newsletter #465

By Gary Biller, NMA President I get annoyed by the overuse of certain clichéd buzzwords and catch phrases in our area of advocacy, terms like “big brother,” “nanny state,” and “taxation by citation” for instance. That isn’t to say that they don’t sneak into the NMA vernacular from time to time. In fact, I used […]