INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s a hot topic lately – the possibility of tolls being placed on several Indiana interstates. A study released this week shows which interstates they would most likely be implemented on, how much revenue they would generate and how much it would cost the average driver.
The report, done by an outside consulting firm, details the revenue and implications of tolling on six of Indiana’s major interstates: I-64, I-65, I-69, I-70, I-74 and I-94.
It was presented to the governor, the budget committee and the legislative council on Wednesday.
The study shows the state could see anywhere between $39 billion and $53 billion in revenue between 2021 and 2050 if tolling was implemented on all six interstates.
The report is based on electronic toll collection and would function like the tolling on I-65 between Indiana and Louisville – with tolling gantries and cameras that would capture transponder and license plate information. Payments would be made electronically or by mail.
The study also assumes that most drivers would have a toll transponder tied to an electronic account.
The study did not estimate tolling revenue for any part of I-465, which had been initially included in the list of possible tolling locations.