state senator told The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas
he would introduce a bill that would allow more toll roads in the
state, the newspaper reported Jan. 27.
Dave Bisbee, R-Rogers, said the bill he was planning, which would
replace the three current laws governing toll roads in the state,
would enable the state highway commission to also serve as the state’s
toll authority and issue bonds for construction.
bill also would repeal a requirement that tolls cover 100 percent
of the cost of a turnpike. Under his plan, the fees would need to
cover only 60 percent, with the rest paid by “cash on hand.”