Wednesday, February 8, 2017

As Gas-Tax Profits Decline, More States May Turn to Tolls

I-25 toll road. Image credit: Google Maps

As has been posted multiple times in this blog, transportation funding across the country is diverse and elusive. More states are considering tolls along interstates due to increased fuel efficiency, additional vehicle miles traveled, and decreased federal funding. States like Indiana are also considering the number of out-of-state trucks and drivers who do not fill up for gas, but may use Hoosier roads. Federal law, however, does not allow the tolling of existing interstate facilities without a waiver from the federal government, for which Indiana may apply. Interesting to note, the miles of managed lanes with tolls on them has quadrupled since 2010 within the United States.

For more information, read the article from Governing.

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