Indiana Toll Road rates could go up for transponder users

A drop dead cut-off date has been set for Indiana's toll road rate freeze.

When the toll road was leased to a private company in 2006, a 10-year rate freeze was imposed for passenger cars using electronic transponders.

On Thursday, the program was extended for the last time, and it'll run through the end of May.

After that, it's likely that transponder users will pay the same rates as cash customers.

For example, an E-Z pass customer is now charged $4.65 to travel the entire length of the toll road, while a cash customer pays $10.50 for the same trip, or 125% more.