12 Blog Posts From the ROAD-USER FEES Tag


Don’t Let Congestion Pricing Take Hold in the US

Don’t Let Congestion Pricing Take Hold in the US

Before the pandemic, cities around the country were talking about implementing congestion pricing. Experts believe that charging a fee for parts of streets and highways used the most at the busiest times of day reduces demand. They believe that this tax incentivizes drivers to switch to other modes, other routes, or even travel at different […]

Tolls in America—a New Reality?

Tolls in America—a New Reality?

Private toll companies and state toll agencies have run up against a funding crisis just like the rest of the country. As mentioned in the last Tolling in America blog, if private toll companies are a part of a PPP or Public-Private Partnership, they might bail (as has been done before) if the money they […]

Is it Really Tough Times for Toll Roads Ahead?

Is it Really Tough Times for Toll Roads Ahead?

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director The website Chief Investment Officer posted in June a lament for how tough it is for toll roads right now. Here’s a quote, “The typically stable asset class has been hit as traffic levels have dropped 40 percent to 85 percent globally, S&P analysts say.” So the website tells […]

More Fallout in Pennsylvania over Turnpike’s Elimination of 500 Jobs

More Fallout in Pennsylvania over Turnpike’s Elimination of 500 Jobs

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director The technology revolution grinds on, and more jobs will be eliminated as more companies realize they can automate functions. That’s exactly what happened in Pennsylvania during the COVID-19 Crisis. Due to the pandemic, the state’s turnpike commission stopped accepting cash payments for tolls due to safety and announced this […]

Big Changes for Toll Roads in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

Big Changes for Toll Roads in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

By Shelia Dunn, NMA Communications Director Despite NMA and public opposition plus general condemnation for holding hearings during a pandemic, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority voted unanimously on May 27 to increase tolls on two of the state’s largest toll roads. The increase takes effect on September 13, 2020, and would increase the average Turnpike […]

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