GiaQuinta: No need for more tolling in Indiana? Good!

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INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) today released the following statement in the wake of Gov. Eric Holcomb’s decision not to advance a plan to provide more tolling on Indiana’s interstate highways:

“I suppose the easiest, simplest response to today’s announcement is ‘Good.’

“Considering that motorists statewide will have to deal with yearly gas tax increases that will continue to come until the middle of the next decade, I should think that most folks will be happy that they won’t have to pay any more money for improving our roads by traveling on more tolled highways.

“However, while this report shuts out the prospect of additional tolling for the near future, it does not completely rule it out. I think it would take a lot of convincing to get the people of Indiana to accept tolling as a way of life in traveling on the major highways of this state.”

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