December 2023

The Future of U.S. Toll Roads

Robert W. Poole Jr. Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

Toll roads constitute 8.2% of U.S. limited-access highway lane-miles (25.5 thousand ln-mi out of 312 thousand). That relatively small fraction includes some of the highest-volume major highways, such as Florida’s Turnpike, the Indiana Toll Road, Illinois Tollway, New Jersey Turnpike, New York Thruway, Ohio Turnpike, and Pennsylvania Turnpike. Adding HOT lanes and express toll lanes brings the total to 27.4 thousand ln-mi. Most of these toll facilities are owned and operated by public-sector toll agencies, but a fraction of them have been financed and are operated via long-term P3 concessions.

Login to unlock
Unlock this article
Related Articles
A New Perspective on Truck Tolling

February 2024

A New Perspective on Truck Tolling

Rethinking the Highway Trust Fund, Part 2

November 2023

Rethinking the Highway Trust Fund, Part 2

Rethinking the Federal Highway Trust Fund

October 2023

Rethinking the Federal Highway Trust Fund

Louisiana Bridge Shows Need for More P3 Education

September 2023

Louisiana Bridge Shows Need for More P3 Education

The National Debt and Federal Transportation Spending

August 2023

The National Debt and Federal Transportation Spending

A New Approach to Financing Interstate Reconstruction

July 2023

A New Approach to Financing Interstate Reconstruction