/30/07 - Might US-23 commuters someday pay a toll to use an expanded roadway? A new report from the Michigan Department of Transportation suggests the state should consider creating toll roads to ease congestion and help pay for transportation costs. Industry insiders say sections of Interstates 75, 275, 94 and 96 along with U.S. 23, could be potential candidates for toll lanes. The idea has come up in the past in Michigan without being approved -- but has been used across the country. The state's transportation plan through 2030 was released earlier in the week. It says Michigan "may want to consider tolls." But it doesn't specify locations, potential funding sources or expected revenue. The report suggests building new toll lanes on existing, congested roadways.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
This is an interesting development. I wonder what the plan would be. I don't think toll roads will catch on here at all.