Arkansas Studies Tolling for I-49 Project

KFSM News reports that the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department has set aside $300,000 for its tolling study for the next phase of the I-49 project. The report adds, “The issue is whether enough people use the highway and would be willing to pay the toll. ‘The state highway department already has toll authority, so we would be able to execute a toll study and really get into providing a toll system in the state,’ [according to spokesman Danny Straessle.]”