Macquarie Atlas' (MQA) American toll concessions continue to lose traffic and in the case of the Indiana Toll Road to lose money. The company's 2011 report shows traffic losses continue for the third straight year. The Dulles Greenway in Virginia lost 2.5% traffic and the Chicago Skyway and Indiana Toll Road (ITR) in which MQA have a 50% share lost 6.5% and 2.8% traffic. They were able to boost revenue through toll increases.
Macquarie Atlas reports traffic numbers this year are down on three US toll concessions but because of toll increases, revenues are up. In the western part of the Washington DC metro area Dulles Greenway traffic is down 5.9% second quarter this year compared to last, Indiana Toll Road traffic down 3.8% and Chicago Skyway traffic is off 5.5% - all compared to the second quarter of 2010.
Average daily traffic on the Greenway in Virginia this second quarter has been running 48.2k/day vs 51.3k in 2010Q2.
Macquarie Atlas (MQA) reporting 2010 results to the Australian stock exchange show traffic up strongly in France especially truck traffic, slightly up in the UK but flat or down a bit in the US. Chicago Skyway traffic is down 4.9% to an average daily 44,987 from 47,296 in 2009. Dulles Greenway traffic is down in 2010 to 47,663 v 49,412 in 2009, a decline of 3.5%.
Tolls on the Chicago Skyway are rising Jan 1 of the new year, by one sixth for cars and one-third for trucks. The toll for a car will rise from $3.00 to $3.50, or 16.7% regardless of time of day in the new year. Trucks get a discount of about 29% when traveling after 8pm to before 4am. This is $4.80 off for a 5 axle tractor-trailer.
The Chicago Skyway Concession Company is giving $10,000 of Labor Day tolls to the Illinois Military Family Relief Fund.