“The recycled plan to lift the ban on tolling existing interstates has aged horribly in the year since it was first offered,” said ATFI spokesman Julian Walker. “Tolling interstate lanes which drivers now freely access is an inefficient financing mechanism that is the worst possible approach to raising transportation revenue.”
NATSO President and CEO Lisa Mullings called it “disappointing and irresponsible” for the Obama administration to propose allowing tolls on existing interstates.
“Tolls jeopardize public safety as traffic moves onto less safe secondary roads,” Ms. Mullings said. “The traveling public detests tolls on existing interstates, rejecting them in every state that has attempted to implement them.”