Driving onto an Interstate highway? Crossing a bridge on the way into work? Taking a tunnel under a river or bay? Get ready to pay.
State officials have unveiled plans to add two lanes to Interstate 90 between Madison and Beloit.
The nation’s largest auto club says tolls increasingly are being diverted to pay for transportation projects and other expenses unrelated to roadways, bridges and tunnels used by the motorists who pay the fees.
By Walt Williams The State Journal Charleston, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has a little less than 77 miles of toll road in its borders, with the West Virginia Turnpike accounting for all of it, according to the Federal Highway Administration. Not all states have toll roads, but many of those that do have more [...]
Published: October 22, 2010
Tags: Doyle, gasoline tax, Scott Walker, TDA, tolls, Tom Barrett, TPC, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, transportation fund, Transportation Projects Commission, Wisconsin
By James Briggs As Wisconsin‘s two major gubernatorial candidates take turns bashing outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle for his handling of the state’s transportation fund, Doyle is flashing the grin of someone who knows what awaits the eventual victor. Republican Scott Walker and Democrat Tom Barrett last week pledged not to transfer money from the state’s [...]
Published: August 6, 2010
Tags: Craig Thompson, Department of Transportation, Doyle, infrastructure, Joint Committee on Finance, Local 139, McGowan, Neumann, Pat Goss, Scott Walker, TDA, toll roads, tolls, Tom Barrett, transportation budget, Transportation Builders Association, Transportation Development Association, WisDOT, WTBA
By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter Supporting toll roads in the state could mean doom to an office seeker’s campaign. But advocates for tolls and other revenue sources say avoiding tolls altogether could mean worse for the roads used by millions of drivers in the state. The three gubernatorial candidates — Republicans Mark [...]
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org The state’s road map to paying for highway construction during the next two years will drive up the budget deficit the Legislature spent months trying to close. Jon Dyck, a fiscal analyst with the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, said the state will be on the hook for 10 to 20 years paying off [...]