Indiana Funding Taskforce Recommends Gas Tax and Vehicle Fee Increases, and Push for Tolling Interstates December 20, 2016 00:06
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Recommendations to pay for road improvements in Indiana include increasing gas taxes, tolls and a vehicle fee.
Republican state Rep. Tim Brown of Crawfordsville and Republican state Sen. Luke Kenley of Noblesville on Monday announced the recommendations of the task force they co-chair. The panel was created as part of a two-year road funding plan passed earlier this year. Members were tasked with finding new revenue to pay for the state’s transportation infrastructure.
Kenley and Brown said in a statement that the options announced Monday “will be carefully debated and scrutinized” when the legislative session starts next month.
Kenley says he’s confident lawmakers will find a “fiscally responsible plan” to pay for Indiana roads.
Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma says the road funding plan is a “top priority.”