The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association has filed a class-action lawsuit in Federal District Court in Indianapolis challenging the 35 percent increase in tolls imposed only on truck drivers.
The suit alleges the increase is unconstitutional by violating the Commerce Clause of the U.S. Constitution and creating an undue burden and discriminating against interstate commerce. The Plaintiffs also allege that Indiana cannot get around its constitutional obligations by entering into a public private partnership allowing a third party to fix and collect tolls.
The defendants include Governor Eric Holcomb, the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation, the Indiana Finance Authority and the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company LLC
For more information read OOIDA files class action, claiming Indiana tolls violate Commerce Clause from Land Line Magazine.
Air date: Jan. 10, 2019.