There’s no question that tolling one of Indiana’s interstates could generate serious cash to help maintain the state’s roads. But are taxpayers willing to pay a few bucks to travel highways that now are free?
State officials are continuing to finalize the route for the final leg of the Interstate 69 extension project in central Indiana while concerns remain over delays in completing work on another section.
More than $235 million worth of development is anticipated or already under construction along the roadway through Carmel and Westfield—and that doesn’t include a handful of the projects with undisclosed costs.
Automated trucks initially will have drivers on board in case something goes wrong, a similar model to the one employed by airlines (pilots’ role in the cockpit is mostly precautionary since planes can run on autopilot).