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Opposition Continues to Grow Against Va. and N.C. I-95 Tolling Plans
August 6, 2012
Opposition continues to grow against the Virginia and North Carolina Departments of Transportation's plans to toll Interstate 95 as a means of generating revenue for state infrastructure projects. Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell's persistence in tolling is galvanizing an increasing number of opponents, according to the Virginia Pilot. Hanover County and the Town Council of Dumfries, in Northern Virginia, recently joined the fight against the toll plan.
A Virginia Village Voice editorial last week reported that tolling I-95 offers no redeeming qualities for the citizens of Emporia, Greensville or Sussex yet ultimately will deliver "serious negative blows" to local communities. The proposal does not have the approval of any local official, the newspaper said, nor will it create new roadways, leverage unique funding pools or ease commuter congestion.
NATSO is urging members to voice their opposition to the tolling plans by signing the online petition or liking the Virginia and North Carolina Facebook pages.
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