I-80 Wagonhound West. (WYDOT)

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill that would implement tolls on Interstate 80 returned to the Wyoming Legislature after defeat in 2021, and it once again failed to find footing.

The third attempt to get a law on the books allowing toll charges for use of I-80 was not considered for the Wyoming Senate’s Committee of the Whole on Monday, Feb. 6, after passing the Corporations Committee with a 4–1 Do Pass vote.

With no further meetings scheduled on the bill, it appears to have met the same fate as similar bills introduced in 2020 and 2021.

Senate File 0160 would have created a statewide tolling program to collect funds from the public for use of the interstate. The bill did not set a toll rate, but would have granted that ability to the Wyoming Legislature. Funds would have been collected in an account to fund projects like upkeep, repaving, patching, repairing and replacement.