LMTA opposes I-10 bridge toll in Lake Charles

(iStock) Calcasieu Parish

The Louisiana Motor Transport Association is contesting a proposed toll over the aging Lake Charles bridge on Interstate 10, reports Transport Topics.

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is creating a public-private partnership (P3) to rebuild the Lake Charles bridge on I-10 that would generate revenue from undetermined toll fees for vehicles.

“As truckers in general, we believe in the concept that interstates should be free roadways for taxpayers to ride on,” says Renee Amar, LMTA executive director.

Baton Rouge-based LMTA, founded in 1939, has 400 members who are mostly small to medium-size trucking companies, including family-owned businesses. Many members service the oil, gas and refinery industries in Lake Charles, a state chemical refinery hub. Read the entire story.