The Road User Charge by Any Other Name: NMA E-Newsletter #555

We recently completed a series of newsletters (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) about the renewed calls for levying a set of surcharges–or thinly disguised taxes–on motorists to help rescue the Federal Highway Trust Fund. National calls are picking up in momentum for the implementation of a system of travel fees layered on top […]

Law Enforcement is Using License Plate Readers to “Grid” Entire Neighborhoods: NMA E-Newsletter #554

By guest writer Joe Cadillic of the MassPrivatel Blog What does gridding mean? The Arizona Mirror recently described it this way: “As part of the training for the ALPR (automated license plate readers) systems, Chandler police officers are taught to “grid” neighborhoods during their downtime – systematically driving up and down every street in an area, indiscriminately […]

California Member Report–August 22, 2019: Big Announcement for 2 Events October 5-6, 2019

Dear California Members, The NMA would like to invite you to two events in the Los Angeles area during the weekend of October 5-6, 2019. Event #1: On Saturday, October 5th, join NMA President Gary Biller and Communications Director Shelia Dunn (also a presenter) at the Keep LA Moving Conference, co-sponsored by the National Motorists […]

An Appropriate Balance for Whom? – NMA Readers Respond: NMA E-Newsletter #553

In “An Appropriate Balance for Whom?” (NMA E-Newsletter #552), we discussed HB 3663, a recently introduced bill to Congress that would require each state to fund its own program to prioritize walking and bicycle riding over vehicular traffic when designing new or upgrading existing roads. Data from the 2016 U.S. Census showed that more than […]

New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, Massachusetts Alert: Comment by September 13 to oppose Port Authority of NY & NJ Bridge and Tunnel Toll Increases

SEPTEMBER 4, 2019 UPDATE Now is the time to put our foot on the gas. Immediately after our original alert (below) of August 16th, comments began flowing in to the Port Authority website opposing the plan to spur a massive increase in revenue through bridge and tunnel toll increases. Part of that revenue increase comes from […]

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