Maine Turnpike CEO Peter Mills says he'll have York toll options for board by the fall - studying cash payers
2013-05-23: In the fall Peter Mills CEO of the Maine Turnpike plans to present his board of directors with options for the future of toll collection at the important but troublesome south end of the Turnpike around York. He says the Turnpike Authority has three to four years to get a new toll system in place.
All electronic toll collection improves safety on Turnpike in Miami area - 37% reduction in crashes tho' traffic up
2008 thru' 2010 with a combination of open road tolling leftside and cash toll collection rightside (ORT+cash) there were an average 63 crashes per year in the vicinity of the four mainline toll points (Miramar, Okeechobee, Bird Road and Homestead) on the Homestead Extension of Florida's Turnpike (HEFT), the Turnpike's Miami area spokesman Sonyha Rodriguez-Miller tells us.
Annual crashes in the same four locations with all-electronic tolling (the cash plaza barriered off) numbered 40 in the latest full year period for which they have data - a decline of 37%.
2013-05-01: Miami Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) directors voted 9-3 this week (Apr 30) to reconsider a toll increase they'd approved March 19. The proposal is that toll points along the 836 Dolphin tollroad will collect 60c tolls rather than the 70c tolls approved in March. The 836 is MDX's most heavily trafficked, longest and most lucrative tollroad.
Orange Co Calif TCA Toll Roads contract with TransCore for new all-electronic toll system for $36.4m (w 2nd ADDS)
2013-04-15: The Toll Roads as they are branded in Orange County California are due to go cashless and all-electronic (AET) in the spring of 2014 according to announcement of contracts the boards of the Transportation Corridors Agencies have just approved with TransCore.
2013-03-20: The board of directors of Miami Dade Expressway Authority voted 10 to 3 this Tuesday confirming the seven year old plans to use a move to all-electronic toll collection (AET) to spread toll points over all major segments of their system - full tolling. Under cash collection and roll-through electronic tolling a majority of the links in their system were without tolls.
As many as 75% of trips went untolled.
2013-03-08: Legislators in Maryland have filed bills to privatize via longterm P3 concession the Intercounty Connector (ICC) and the I-95 toll express lanes.
Massachusetts DOT is committed to going all-electronic (AET) by the middle of 2016, but they'll take the Tobin Bridge cashless first as a demonstration to familiarize the public. Frank DePaola the state's highway administrator said this in an interview with TOLLROADSnews.
NTTA is removing the last remnants of cash toll collection on its six toll facility system in the Dallas area. The last cash tolls were collected over two years ago - in December 2010. Conversion to all-electronic tolling (AET) only involves opening up a regular section of highway through the toll plaza area and installing toll equipment over and within the roadway at the new AET toll point.
2013-02-17: The New York State Thruway is converting two mainline and one side toll plaza to all electronic or cashless toll collection.
2013/01/02: Overall road travel in the US in 2012 was up a tiny 0.5% at 2.94 trillion vehicle-miles vs 2.93t in 2011, 2.96t in each of 2009 and 2010, 2.83t in 2008. We're still short of the 3.04t in the boom year of 2007. The US in 2012 had traffic levels of 2004 (FHWA Traffic Volume Trends moving 12-month total.) Texas and surrounding states are seeing growth in traffic of 1.1% for the year, the South Atlantic (FL-MD) 0.6%.