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States and cities that raise tolls and taxes may get a leg up for federal infrastructure money

Apr 27, 2018
What’s that old saying? You’ve got to spend money to make money? The U.S. Department of Transportation is trying a variant on that when it comes to funding road and bridge improvements. It’s tripled the amount of money in what’s known as the BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant program to $1.5 billion. But part of the criteria for state […]

When private investors, not taxpayers, pay the toll

Sep 22, 2014
Several private investors in Indiana get trapped by the potholes of infrastructure.
A vehicle approach toll booths.
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Technology takes a toll on toll collectors

Apr 8, 2013
In this latest installment of our series on disappearing jobs: the miracle of electronic toll collection comes at a human cost.