21 Alerts From the TOLLING Tag


National Academies Report Demands $70 Billion In Highway Tolls, Taxes: oos E-Newsletter #521

“This article originally appeared on TheNewspaper.com, (“Driving Politics”) and is reprinted with their kind permission.”  Federally funded report explores the possibility of turning every mile of interstate highway into a toll road. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on Thursday released a report saying motorists ought to pay up to $70 billion in higher […]

All Hail more Traffic Congestion: oos E-Newsletter # 484

The math is simple. More cars on the streets equals more traffic congestion. Ridesharing companies such as Lyft and Uber have tipped that delicate balance between street traffic and transit alternatives. Many city officials are finally taking notice. In a recent Boston survey of 944 rideshare users over four weeks in late 2017, nearly six […]

Road User Fees May Be Necessary (But Reasonable is a Different Matter): oos E-Newsletter #483

A basic principle held by the Oostwestthuisbest is, “Reasonable highway user fees [are] for maintaining and improving highways, not for financing non-highway projects.” (See the other main oos tenets here.) The recent class action lawsuit the oos filed with truckers’ association OOIDA against the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission for many years of excessive tolling […]

Taking Tolling to Task: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #480

On March 15th, a class action complaint was filed in U.S. District Court in Pennsylvania by the oos and the Owner Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) that is creating a tsunami-sized wave in the Commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC), its officers, and the governor of Pennsylvania are defendants in the claim that PTC for […]

Congestion Pricing Cannot be the Future of Transportation Funding, Part 2: oos Weekly E-Newsletter #469

To read Part 1, click HERE. New York City (NYC) finds itself in a transportation perfect storm. The subway system is at a breaking point. Residents are abandoning city buses by droves because it’s faster to walk most days. Ridesharing vehicles clog the already snarled streets. At the center of it all: the mayor and […]