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Trump Infrastructure Plan Promotes Highway Tolling

(Eugene Mulero – Transport Topics)

The Trump White House’s highly anticipated infrastructure funding plan released Feb. 12 calls for states to be given flexibility from federal tolling restrictions and to be able to reinvest toll revenues in infrastructure.

The trucking industry, for the most part, has rejected efforts that would lead to new tolls on existing interstates. Lifting or relaxing the federal ban on tolling interstate highways falls under Congress’ jurisdiction.

“Tolling restrictions foreclose what might otherwise serve as a major source of revenue for infrastructure investment,” according to the White House’s 55-page document titled, “Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America. Click here to read more.