The Indiana Department of Transportation says around 44.2 million Americans are expected to travel for Independence Day.
Many of the business stakeholders who met Thursday in Indianapolis say Indiana’s plans for road repairs should stand as a national, multi-modal example.
Under the plan, a resident making $50,000 a year in taxable income will pay an extra $125 in income tax.
The five-year plan is worth more than $1.1 billion.
Test vehicles will be crossing the East End, Kennedy and Lincoln bridges, as well as crossing under a gantry in Jeffersonville.
The university's School of Public and Environmental Affairs took a look at the popularity of mileage user fees as half the states consider them.
Authors of a recent study from the Indiana Business Research Center say the reports shows more investment in job training would go a long way.
Environmentalists have fought the 47-mile tollway plan, arguing it would threaten the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie south of Chicago.
More than 60 rural communities around Indiana are sharing nearly $80 million in federal funding for road and bridge improvements and other projects.
And an idea promoted by a Purdue expert testifying before the panel provoked debate among its members: the value of vehicle miles traveled, or VMT, fees.