Wyoming brings forward tolling legislation

Senators Cale Case and Stephan Pappas have introduced legislation that would see Wyoming be able to toll Interstate-80, following an unsuccessful similar attempt in 2020.

Senators Cale Case and Stephan Pappas have introduced legislation that would see Wyoming be able to toll Interstate-80, following an unsuccessful similar attempt in 2020.

The bill is intended to allow the Wyoming Transport Commission to “finance, construct, operate and maintain interstate 80 and accommodate the needs of the traveling public through safe, efficient, convenient and modern vehicular traffic”.

Interstate 80 suffers from heavy congestion and this legislation is a bid to manage the highway in a way that will “reduce traffic congestion, delays, hazards, injuries and fatalities”.

The interstate is a federally owned highway, meaning that if the bill becomes law, the legislation may require further approval.