Herriman urges state not to toll MVC
As the state of Utah goes through the process of finding funding for the Mountain View Corridor, tolling was discussed as an option. In the meetings where I represented Herriman in the valley with other councils, there was a strong sentiment among west side city council reps not to toll the MVC. The only way I could justify tolling MVC is if the state makes the decision to toll all freeways equally. It is estimated that if tolling were put in place, that a regular user of MVC could pay as much as $200 per month just to use this freeway. In my mind, this would prohibit the average commuter from using this road and would cause congestion in our entire system as drivers use alternate routes to avoid using the MVC.
The west side city councils that were represented in the meetings I attended all agreed that if tolling should be the funding mechanism for the MVC, then it should be implemented on all major freeways as well. On August 7, 2008 the Herriman City Council passed a resolution (08.27) urging the state of Utah not to toll MVC.
See the KSL story here: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=4012051
Other west side cities oppose the toll as well: http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=148&sid=3450709