Indiana Has Several Options for Expanding Highway Tolling

The Journal Gazette reports that a tolling expansion is “so far flying under the radar” even though influential Indiana lawmakers openly endorse it as the way to close highway budget gaps created by declining gas tax revenues. According to the newspaper, “The tolling options are varied,” and include: tolling existing interstates; adding lanes and replacing bridges on interstates “and then tolling the entire roadway;” and building truck-only toll lanes. “The talk has generally focused on interstates 65 and 70 where congestion is more of a concern and more capacity is needed. Interstate 69 has not been included in the conversation so far.”