The U.S. Congress would have to act before the state Legislature would ever consider toll roads in Wisconsin. So says Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman Jerry Petrowski. “Before anything’s going to change, the feds are going to have to come up with a new approach,” said state Representative Jerry Petrowski, who chairs the Assembly Transportation Committee.
Some groups are touting “no-stop” toll roads as an option for raising billions of dollars to maintain Wisconsin’s Interstate System, along with urban freeways. Petrowski admits, the DOT needs money. “The question that we have to deal with all the time is how we’re going to continue to fund transportation,” said Petrowski, noting that the costs of materials have increased dramatically. He said there’s no indication when or if Congress might consider the matter.
John Colbert WIBA