Michigan Statewide Tolling Study
Feasibility Analysis and Strategic Implementation Plan
Key study findings
The Feasibility Analysis report includes an analysis of tolling 1,922 miles of limited-access highways in Michigan and includes a screening process to determine appropriate corridors for a more detailed study in the Strategic Implementation Plan report. The corridors studied in this Strategic Implementation Plan include nearly 550 miles and are made up of parts or all of I-69, I-75, I-94, I-196, I-275, I-696, and M-14.
Funding and Program Cost
Timeline to Initial Start of Tolling
|Toll Program Development and Planning
|Legislation – Toll Authority and Collection
|Legislation – Rate-Selling and Enforcement
|Discount, Mitigation, and Benefit Advisory Board
|Project Environmental Review
|Early Preliminary Design
|Back Office & Customer Service Center Integration and Testing
|Roadside Toll System Integration and Testing
|Investment Grade Traffic and Revenue
|Design and Construction
|Start of Tolling
Start of Tolling
System Mileage by Year
Governance and Policy Recommendations
- A “hybrid” governance model like the Mackinac Bridge Authority.
- Independent toll rate-setting authority, the ability to sell its bonds and procure it's toll-specific systems while still sharing staff and resources with MDOT.
- The ability to hire necessary tolling-specific leadership and staff as new agency staff/consultants at industry-competitive salary levels should be further evaluated.
- Incorporate tolling at a programmatic level into existing planning processes.
- Perform project-level environmental clearance as required based on project characteristics.