Tolls To Play Important Role In Infrastructure Plans

(Last Updated On: January 23, 2018)


A document said to be a draft of the Trump administration’s long-delayed plan for funding infrastructure improvements was leaked to the media Monday drawing concerns that it relies heavily on tolls and other private funding sources.

The use of tolls has been a sore spot in the past, and Monday’s leak triggered renewed opposition.

“Although the truck stop and travel plaza industry is encouraged that the President continues to push forward on infrastructure and the need to increase infrastructure revenues, we are extremely disappointed at the prospect that the administration might renew its call for liberalizing tolling policy and commercializing rest areas,” said Lisa Mullings, president and CEO of NATSO, the national organization representing owners and operators of truck stops and travel plazas.

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