IN Lawmakers Advance Funding Bill that “Opens the Door” to Interstate Tolling

The Times of Northwest Indiana reports, “The House Republican road funding plan that increases fuel taxes, vehicle registration fees and opens the door to widespread highway tolling is on the move. By an 8-5 margin, the House Roads and Transportation Committee voted Wednesday [January 25] to approve House Bill 1002, sponsored by state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, and send it to the Ways and Means Committee for further review of its financial impact.” The report adds that “the proposal directs the Indiana Department of Transportation to seek federal approval to toll the existing interstate highways crisscrossing Indiana.”