Technology, Partnerships Will Create Toll Roads of the Future

Illia, Tony; Cho, Aileen
January 2004
ENR: Engineering News-Record;1/19/2004, Vol. 252 Issue 2, p33
Trade Publication
The first modern-era toll road, financed entirely by $20.6 million in bonds, opened in Maine in 1947. In the new century, states such as Texas are taking toll road trends to new levels. Variable priced lanes, increased private-sector involvement in both construction and operation and evolving high-speed, hands-off toll collection systems will change the look and feel of future toll roads. Technology-wise, the U.S. is not anywhere near Europe, where some tolling authorities are experimenting with satellite-guided toll tracking


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