Fitch Ratings say that all the US toll operators they cover showed improved toll revenue in 2012 compared to 2011. Traffic was up modestly at most, exceptions being the New Jersey Turnpike and Garden State Parkway where there were 50% toll hikes. Their traffic dipped 4.1% and 2.9%.
Oklahoma Turnpike reports strong traffic first quarter of the year - 37.35m transactions in the first quarter of the year up 9.6% on the first quarter of 2011's 34.08m. Vehicle miles traveled on the network were 734.47m vs 677.28m, 8.4% up. Revenue at $54.37m is 8.7% up on the same quarter last year.
2012-04-22: Macquarie Atlas (MQA) reports traffic up slightly on the Indiana Toll Road and Dulles Greenway but down on the Chicago Skyway in the first quarter compared to 2011Q1. The changes were all small - up 1.8% on the ITR, down 0.7% on the Skyway and up 0.8% on the Dulles Greenway.
They comment that traffic on the MWAA Dulles Toll Road on the eastern end of the Greenway was off 1.1%.
407ETR in Toronto the world's first all-electronic tollroad reports revenues of C$560m in calender 2009 a 2.5% increase on 2008's $546.5m. At C$1=US$0.931 2009 revenue is US$521.4m. (All further $#s are C$s)
Traffic dropped 2.6% to 303.5k/day from 2008's 311.7k/day, average workday trips from 377.9k to 367.3k. But average trip distance was up slightly and vehicle-kms traveled were 2,214.8m down 1.7% on the 2,252.7m of 2008.
Leading concessionaire Macquarie report that their weighted average of traffic worldwide was up 1.6% in the last quarter, July-September, an improvement on the low point early this year. Greatest traffic strength was on the APRR motorway network in central France, up 3.4% over last year, and Westlink Sydney up 5.7%. The American pikes were the poor performers in traffic with the exception of Chicago Skyway.
Rising Democrat Party legislative star Rep Pete DeFazio, chairman of the House Highways and Transit committee has introduced a bill, HR3379, which he says fully funds a huge expansion of US transport spending without costing consumers a cent. DeFazio's bill has the acronym LOPSIDED Oil Prices Act, 'lopsided' standing for Lowering Oil Price Speculation for Infrastructure Dedicated to Economic Development.
Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) is seeking qualifications from traffic and revenue consultants for an important set of investment grade studies. RITBA operates the tolled Newport/Pell Bridge and maintains the Mount Hope Bridge, both major suspension spans.
A major French toll motorway Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhone (APRR) is suffering declines in traffic somewhat similar in scale to US tollroads. According to a report to the Australian Stock Exchange APRR's vehicle-km traveled declined to 4.54b in the December quarter of 2008 vs 4.73b in Dec Q 2007, a decline of 4.1%.