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Tolling Coalition

Tolling Coalition

Welcome to the site of the U.S. Tolling Coalition! We are transportation supporters from throughout the United States organized around the goal of convincing Congress to repeal the prohibition on tolling existing Interstate highways. Allowing states increased use of tolling represents a long-term, sustainable source of revenue to address the significant backlog of system reconstruction needs. Coalition members lobbied the 112th Congress to ensure that MAP-21 created new opportunities for transportation investment through tolling, as elected officials at all levels…

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What’s New?

What’s New?

The federal government paid up to 90% of the cost to build the original Interstate system, a key reason for the present-day limits on Interstate tolling. However, that initial investment has long since elapsed and states face a much higher price tag in reconstructing the system with the federal government as a smaller partner. The North Carolina Department of Transportation is proposing to toll I-95 within its borders to pay for road improvements and lane additions. The cost of rehabilitating…

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Tolling Position

Tolling Position

Congress should allow states to use tolling in conjunction with other state or federal funds, creating a hybrid funding system. Currently, proposed toll facilities must demonstrate 100% toll revenue adequacy to potential bond holders on the new/upgraded facility. Few projects can meet that test without exorbitant tolls that will force diversions. With a hybrid system, toll revenue adequacy is much easier to demonstrate and will open the tolling option nationally. Shift the statutory language from a project orientation to a…

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