ITR declines fire departments’ request for financial help

| 6/5/2007

The private operators of the Indiana Toll Road declined a request from some northern Indiana fire departments to help pay the cost of responding to crashes on the highway.

According to The Associated Press, the state stopped paying local fire departments for their response work more than 20 years ago.

The fire departments’ latest request for financial help comes on the heels of a chain-reaction crash on the toll road last month that killed eight people.

A spokesman for ITR Concession – the company that now operates the toll road – said the fire departments should be seeking money from those responsible for the crashes.