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Opposition to Tolling I-95 Continues to Rise

August 13, 2012

Opposition to Tolling I-95 Continues to Rise

Opposition to tolling Interstate 95 continues to rise, with the Ashland Town Council and the Richmond Area Metropolitan Planning Organization becoming the latest groups to join the growing chorus of voices against the project.

NATSO, Highway Users Express Concern Over Tolling Legislation

August 6, 2012

NATSO, Highway Users Express Concern Over Tolling Legislation

The House of Representatives passed legislation last week by voice vote that would broadly authorize discount programs for residents living in close proximity to tolls.

Opposition Continues to Grow Against Va. and N.C. I-95 Tolling Plans

August 6, 2012

Opposition Continues to Grow Against Va. and N.C. I-95 Tolling Plans

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. Rep. Forbes Voices Opposition to VDOT Tolling Plans

July 30, 2012

Va. Rep. Forbes Voices Opposition to VDOT Tolling Plans

Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04) last week expressed strong opposition to the Virginia Department of Transportation's (VDOT) Interstate 95 tolling plan, saying it would discourage economic development and increase costs for area businesses.

Pennsylvania Signs Privatization Bill

July 9, 2012

Pennsylvania Signs Privatization Bill

The legislation signed by Gov. Tom Corbett gives Pennsylvania the ability to lease large-scale transportation assets to the private sector as a mechanism for raising funds for expansion and repair projects.

Virginia Officials: Leadership Lacking in Transportation Funding

June 11, 2012

Virginia Officials: Leadership Lacking in Transportation Funding

About 50 city and county leaders from Virginia gathered to brainstorm transportation funding issues.

Federal and State Legislation Introduced to Block Tolls on I-95 in N.C.

June 4, 2012

Federal and State Legislation Introduced to Block Tolls on I-95 in N.C.

Lawmakers introduced several bills at the federal and state level in recent days aimed at limiting the North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) ability to toll Interstate-95.

Highway Coalition Urges Highway Bill Conferees to Limit Tolling and Public-Private Partnerships

June 4, 2012

Highway Coalition Urges Highway Bill Conferees to Limit Tolling and Public-Private Partnerships

ASNHN urged the conference committee charged with working out the differences between the House and Senate transportation bills to maintain provisions that seek to limit the expansion of tolling and public-private partnerships (P3s).

Rep. Ellmers Seeks to Prevent Tolls on I-95

May 21, 2012

Rep. Ellmers Seeks to Prevent Tolls on I-95

Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.) says preventing the expansion of tolls in North Carolina is among her top legislative priorities.

I-70 Tolling Hits Roadblock In Missouri Legislature

April 30, 2012

I-70 Tolling Hits Roadblock In Missouri Legislature

Plans to turn Interstate-70 in Missouri into a toll road appears to have hit a major roadblock in the state legislature.

New Jersey Trucking Executive Warns Senate on True Tolling Costs

April 23, 2012

New Jersey Trucking Executive Warns Senate on True Tolling Costs

New Jersey trucking executive warned that rapidly increasing toll rates as well as the spread of tolls across the transportation system pose a significant threat to consumers and the trucking industry.

Rep. Ellmers Opposes I-95 Tolling; Urges Impact Study

March 5, 2012

Rep. Ellmers Opposes I-95 Tolling; Urges Impact Study

In a letter to Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, Rep. Ellmers said paying for I-95 construction through a highway tax like tolls would devastate small businesses along the I-95 corridor.

North Carolina Tolling Analysis Shows Taxpayers Would Pay Double Estimated Project Costs

February 27, 2012

North Carolina Tolling Analysis Shows Taxpayers Would Pay Double Estimated Project Costs

If I-95 were to be rebuilt and converted to a toll road, taxpayers would pay about $30 billion over 40 years.

N.C. To Hold Public Hearings on I-95 Tolling Proposal

January 23, 2012

N.C. To Hold Public Hearings on I-95 Tolling Proposal

The North Carolina Department of Transportation plans to hold seven public hearings between Feb. 7 and Feb. 27 to gather public comment on its plans for tolling Interstate 95 from South Carolina to Virginia.

NATSO Urges Missouri Lawmakers Not to Toll I-70

January 23, 2012

NATSO Urges Missouri Lawmakers Not to Toll I-70

NATSO last week urged Missouri lawmakers to oppose a proposal to toll Interstate 70 between St. Louis and Kansas City.

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