Proposal could allow tolls along interstates

Could the interstate highways you drive everyday soon require a toll?

The Obama administration just proposed a new law that would make that a possibility.

Channel 2’s Justin Gray learned that the president’s new transportation bill would allow states to turn highways like Interstate 85 or Interstate 75 into toll roads.

The thought of a toll booth on the downtown connector seems like an off the wall idea and it’s actually prohibited by federal law right now.

“It’s not a mandate. The administration is not forcing states to put tolls on interstate, highways. They’re just giving them the opportunity to do so,” said Patrick Jones, head of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association.

wsbtv.com.

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