INDIANAPOLIS -- There will be no tolling on Indianapolis-area interstates if two Indiana state senators' bill becomes law.
The idea to toll I-465 was floated by the Indiana Department of Transportation in an October tolling study, which was required under a transportation bill approved in 2017.
The study focused on I-65 and I-70 across the state, but INDOT said it also wanted to take a closer look at possible tolls on I-465 around Indy. That thought was met with immediate backlash among Indianapolis residents and state lawmakers.
State Senator Mike Delph (R-Carmel) sent a series of tweets in October, criticizing the idea of tolling I-465 and promised to introduce legislation to stop it from happening.
I-465 on the westside is the main north south corridor. Increased gas taxes + new tolling=double taxation.
Delph kept his promise with the beginning of the 2018 legislative session. He, along with Sen. Michael Young (R-Marion and Hendricks counties), authored a bill that would keep tolling away from any interstate within 15 miles of Monument Circle.
The 15-mile radius would cover all of I-465, I-65 south to Whiteland and north to I-865, I-70 west to Plainfield and east to Mt. Comfort, I-74 west to Brownsburg, and I-69 northeast to Fishers. To read the full bill, click here.