Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says he’s making it clear that there will be no tolling of the I-465 corridor.
The Indiana Department of Transportation recently put out a request for bids to study the feasibility of tolling some parts of the interstate system, as required by legislation passed earlier this year.
State Senator Mike Delph says he plans to introduce legislation that would prohibit tolling on 465, as well as parts of I-65 and I-70 in the Indianapolis area.
Holcomb’s office put out the following statement.
“Governor Holcomb has directed INDOT to clarify that a request for proposals (RFP) to develop a strategic plan for interstate tolling does not include study of tolling on the I-465 corridor. The governor said midway through the 2017 legislative session that he did not consider tolling I-465 or similar loops around cities a viable option. He offered the following statement: “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.”