Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Governor Eric Holcomb is asking the Indiana Department of Transportation to clarify the state’s efforts to study the possibility of tolling on Hoosier interstates. The governor says the I-465 corridor in Indianapolis and other similar loop interstates will not be apart of any strategic plans on tolling.
INDOT has issued a Request for Proposals to develop a strategic plan for interstate tolling. Holcomb released the following statement regarding the confusion surrounding the RFP:
In a March 30th interview, I said regarding tolling, ‘I don’t see I-465 or loops around our cities as viable options.’ For me, it was never a consideration. So to ensure there is no confusion, I have directed INDOT officials to remove the I-465 corridor from any further study.
The study on tolling is part of the $1.2 billion infrastructure bill passed by the Indiana General Assembly and signed into law by the governor earlier this year. Our partners at WTHR-TV report INDOT will have until December 2018 to put together a strategic plan and present it to Holcomb and the State Budget Committee.