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?
BlueIndy plans to charge past its skeptics as its electric car-sharing program launches in Indianapolis Sept. 2, leaving behind the political consternation about whether Mayor Greg Ballard went rogue in green-lighting the program in the first place.
In the 1920s, Indianapolis was one of the most innovative cities in the nation. But after “the dark tragedy of the roaring twenties,” Indianapolis lost its edginess for decades and only recently has begun to regain it.
The Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. announced Tuesday the work will be done on a 70-mile section of the Toll Road from Portage to Elkhart. The work will include new asphalt, work on interchanges, shoulder replacement and work on 53 bridges.
The Hamilton County Council and Board of Commissioners had a joint meeting Monday night to discuss the financing arrangement to transform the state highway into a free-flow parkway with roundabout-style interchanges.