Arkansas Senate has passed a bill that will allow the state
to more easily build toll roads.
to information on the Legislature’s Web site, SB218, sponsored
by Sen. Dave Bisbee, R-Rogers, is designed to clarify the
powers of the state highway commission to construct turnpikes
and toll roads, allowing the board to act as the state’s
toll authority and to issue revenue bonds to finance those
bill passed through the Senate Committee on Public Transportation
on a unanimous vote last week, and passed the entire Senate
with 35 votes Feb. 17. The bill has been sent to the House.
project that could be aided is a proposed toll road near
Bella Vista, AR, that would be built in cooperation with
Missouri, according to a report in The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.