Interstates were built using fuel taxes. Indiana’s interstates are maintained via those same fuel taxes. New tolls would tax users once again for the same road. There is a mountain of evidence that shows tolling infrastructure is inherently inefficient and takes years to generate any net income. The facts are clear:
If and when Indiana builds tolls, it will costs thousands of taxpayer dollars to build gantries, hire staff, and create operational and enforcement bureaucracies. By choosing tolling, Indiana’s General Assembly is relying on a fiscally irresponsible and wasteful policy.