Toll Road rates go up tomorrow for cash-paying drivers

By Peter Neumann

Toll Road rates go up tomorrow for cash-paying drivers

June 18, 2010 Updated Mar 31, 2008 at 11:09 AM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - Motorists who pay cash to drive on the
Indiana Toll Road will see their rates increase starting Tuesday.

Under its contract with the state, the Indiana Toll Road
Concession Co. can increase tolls for cars and motorcycles as
starts operating an electronic toll transponder system on the full
length of the 157-mile highway.

The toll for the full length of the toll road will rise to $8
from the current $4.65 for car drivers paying cash. Drivers who use
a transponder won't see a toll hike until 2016.

Raising tolls for the first time in two decades was a linchpin
to the 2006 deal that allowed Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels to
agree to a 75-year lease of the toll road for $3.8 billion.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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