Do you favor tollways in Wisconsin?
I’ll be out of the office for a couple of weeks, so I’ve been working ahead. Our editorial Tuesday will discuss the idea of enacting tollways in Wisconsin.
A new study by the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute suggests that current funding sources will fall far short of the needs as Wisconsin faces an estimated $26.2 billion in costs to rebuild its aging Interstate system in the next 30 years. Tollways, the study suggests, would help offset those enormous costs.
You can read the study here.
What do you think? Should we enact such a user fee to make motorists and truckers who beat up our highways share greater portions of repair costs? Or would tolls be detrimental to economic development and the desire to entice tourists here to spend their money on recreational pursuits?
In his column Saturday, Stan Milam will share his views on this subject.
We’ll offer our perspective in our editorial Tuesday.