Wyoming will consider tolls on Interstate 80

By Wyoming Tribune Eagle, AP

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming officials hope to study tolls as a means of improving and maintaining Interstate 80.

The Wyoming Tribune-Eagle reports that the Joint Transportation, Highways and Military Affairs Committee named a study of I-80 tolling among its top priorities before the next legislative session.

The Wyoming Department of Transportation has studied the possibility in 2008 and 2009 but no action has been taken.

Some worry, though, that a tax would push drivers to find alternate routes and hurt gas stations and other businesses that depend on out-of-state traffic.

Committee co-chairman Sen. Michael Von Flatern, R-Gillette, says he wants a study done to help lawmakers debate the idea in 2021.

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