A Bridge Toll Too Far?
- Revenue Relief for A Traffic Slump. Patton, Zach // Governing;Jan2006, Vol. 19 Issue 4, p62
The article reports on bailout loans to be given by transportation officials in Orange County, California for the San Joaquin Hills tollway. The deal will help the toll road defray bond repayments worth almost $2 billion. The tollway has struggled with lower traffic and toll revenue since it...
- Toll road faces uncertain future in South Carolina. // Roads & Bridges;Jul2008, Vol. 46 Issue 7, p17
The article focuses on the uncertain future facing the proposed toll road to be built across Johns Island in South Carolina. The proposed toll road was opposed by the Coastal Conservation League due to the state's lack of success with other toll roads. The proposed road would bring people across...
- Toll Drops Won't Harm Delaware River Bridge Agency's Debt Plans. D'Ambrosio, Gillian // Bond Buyer;10/2/2003, Vol. 346 Issue 31732, p6
Reports on the decision of the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to lower tolls on the toll bridges it operates between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Consideration of the bond sale plans; Mechanism of recovering debt issue; Generation of cash reserves to meet credit criteria.
- Traffic Levels Become a Concern For Future California Road Bonds. Finestone, Deborah // Bond Buyer;2/8/2002, Vol. 339 Issue 31321, p3
Reports on concerns regarding the performance of California road bonds following decision of Fitch Ratings to downgrade San Joaquin Hills toll road bonds. Insurance of the bonds by MBIA Insurance Corp.; Comments of Peter Bianchini, vice president of Charles Schwab Investment Management on...
- Pay per drive. // International Construction;May99, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p41
Examines the viability of financing road construction through tolls. Finding that toll charging is not appropriate for all locations and all economies; Need to determine the willingness on the part of the local population to pay the tolls; Experiences in building toll roads in Mexico, Hungary,...
- TOLL FINANCING: A TIME-TESTED APPROACH TO NEW CHALLENGES. Jones, Patrick D.; Gray, Neil // Journal of Transportation Law, Logistics & Policy;Winter2003, Vol. 70 Issue 2, p112
Focuses on toll financing as a proven tool that can augment existing revenue sources and bring new transportation facilities into service faster than relying on traditional tax resources in the U.S. History of toll roads in the country; Competition from railroads.
- Dulles Toll Road Bonds Stripped From Virginia Budget Proposal. Glazier, Kyle // Bond Buyer;4/10/2012, Vol. 380 Issue 33694, p4
The article reports on the removal of the authorization bond of Dulles toll road from the Virginia budget proposal, final general assembly for the final vote on the budget is on April 17, 2012.
- Oklahoma authority to issue $600 million for new toll roads. Sanders, Lisa // Bond Buyer;01/08/98, Vol. 323 Issue 30306, p1
Reports on a new road funding plan in Oklahoma. Agreement between governor and legislature to launch toll road bond; Provisions under plan; Approval by legislature of revenue bonds through the Oklahoma Capital Improvement Authority; Speculation that proposed turnpike projects are result of...
- Colorado Officials Consider Toll Agency for Road Funding. Albanese, Elizabeth // Bond Buyer;8/10/2001, Vol. 337 Issue 31200, p1
Reports that Colorado highway officials may ask the Legislature to create a state toll road authority to allow them to take advantage of toll-backed revenue bonds. Use of the bonds for highway projects; Success of toll roads.