Proposed study would look at whether toll roads make sense in Michigan

Michigan’s major roadways currently don’t require tolls. And maybe they never will. But some lawmakers in Michigan are interested in at least exploring the option, backing legislation to task the Michigan Department of Transportation with studying tolling to see if it’s possible in some of the state’s high-traffic corridors. Senate Bill 517 would task the department with hiring a consulting firm putting together a tolling feasibility study and strategic implementation plan designed to analyze how much money tolls could bring in on major roadways, incorporating factors like possible traffic diversions, how many people are using the roads and who’s using them most…