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?
A proposed fee increase on heavy-duty commercial vehicles that use the Indiana Toll Road was negotiated without legislative involvement and with considerable secrecy, according to some Indiana lawmakers.
Amid heavy demand for truckers, Walmart wants to reduce its driver hiring process from 70 days to 30, and pilot programs to do that are under way in Indianapolis and the company’s hometown of Bentonville, Arkansas.
Southwestern Indiana officials have met with Gov. Eric Holcomb and the state's transportation commissioner in their continuing efforts to get a four-lane, limited-access highway built to ease traffic congestion in the region.