Minnesota Legislature Orders Comprehensive Tolling Study

ABC 6 KAAL reports, “Tucked into [HF 3, Minnesota’s recently adopted omnibus transportation bill] is a small provision that could cause a big debate. It calls for a study of potential toll roads in Minnesota.” According to KAAL, the bill directs the state transportation commissioner to study “how existing ‘MnPASS’ toll lanes currently work,” and the possibility of an “expansion of toll highways, including a review of how they’ve worked in other states and how much revenue they’ve raised.” A report to the legislature is due by January 2, 2018.

No surprise, the Minnesota Trucking Association immediately dives in and offers KAAL some skeptical comments about tolling.