Toll Roads Proposed for Michigan Highways

By: Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick
By: Capitol Correspondent Tim Skubick

There are toll roads in Illinois and Indiana, but there are none in Michigan. Now, state lawmakers wants to establish one, and the likely target is Interstate 75.

Republican Representative Shelly Taub of Okland County says the tolls are needed to help pay highway maintenance costs.

Instead of toll booths, Taub's proposal calls for a hi-tech card sold by the state and attached to cars that could be "read" by cameras. The camera would record the card, and bill for tolls would be sent to the car's owners. Without the card, the camera would snap a picture of the car's license plate, and the owner would be fined.

The legislation was introduced Wednesday.


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