No Tolls I-95 Coalition Articles

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Kenly 95 Questions N.C. Transportation Leaders Eyeing Tolls

April 29, 2016

Kenly 95 Questions N.C. Transportation Leaders Eyeing Tolls

North Carolina must find a more efficient and economically beneficial solution to the state’s transportation funding problems other than resurrecting the specter of tolling existing interstates, Ernie Brame, General Manager at Kenly 95 Truckstop in Kenly, N.C., recently wrote in a letter to the News & Observer.

NATSO Year in Review

January 1, 2014

NATSO Year in Review

Take a look back at 2013.

N.C. Bill Strengthens Tolling Prohibition

August 26, 2013

N.C. Bill Strengthens Tolling Prohibition

In another victory for NATSO, American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the No Tolls I-95 Coalition, a North Carolina technical corrections bill signed by Gov. Pat McCrory further strengthens the state transportation law that limited the state's ability to toll existing interstates. N.C. House Bill 92 expressly prohibits the tolling of existing lanes.

Cities and States Should Reconsider PPPs

August 12, 2013

Cities and States Should Reconsider PPPs

Public-private partnerships across the country are riddled with problems, according to Donald Cohen, executive director of a privatization resource center called In the Public Interest.

Former Gov. Rendell Pushes For More Tolling

July 29, 2013

Former Gov. Rendell Pushes For More Tolling

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell is urging Congress to lift the ban on interstate tolling as a method of increasing revenues into the Highway Trust Fund.

N.C. Governor Signs Legislation Restricting State's Ability to Toll I-95

July 1, 2013

N.C. Governor Signs Legislation Restricting State's Ability to Toll I-95

In a victory for the No Tolls I-95 Coalition, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory last week signed the Strategic Mobility Formula (H.B. 817) into law, which will change the way the state prioritizes road funding projects and limit the state's ability to impose tolls.

Virginia Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Toll Case

June 24, 2013

Virginia Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Toll Case

The Virginia Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal of a ruling in a Portsmouth court battle over tolls that has called into question the constitutionality of delegating legislative authority to set toll rates and focused national attention on the future of public-private transportation partnerships in the state.

Coalition: Governor Should Withdraw N.C. Tolling Application

June 10, 2013

Coalition: Governor Should Withdraw N.C. Tolling Application

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory should direct the state Department of Transportation to withdraw its application to toll Interstate 95 under a federal pilot program and put the tolling idea permanently to rest, Scott Aman, president and CEO of New Dixie Oil Corp., said in a recent op-ed in the "Fayetteville Observer," published June 5. Aman also serves on the board of the No Tolls I-95 Coalition.

N.C. Conducts I-95 Information Session

June 3, 2013

N.C. Conducts I-95 Information Session

The North Carolina Department of Transportation continues to conduct information sessions to educate residents along the corridor about the newly released economic impact study on highway funding for I-95, which includes an option to toll existing lanes on the interstate.

N.C. House Unanimously Passes Anti-Tolling Legislation

May 20, 2013

N.C. House Unanimously Passes Anti-Tolling Legislation

The North Carolina House of Representatives last week unanimously passed House Bill 267 to limit the state Department of Transportation's ability to impose tolls on existing interstates, including Interstate-95.

North Carolina Transportation Committee Approves Bill Limiting Tolls

May 13, 2013

North Carolina Transportation Committee Approves Bill Limiting Tolls

The North Carolina House Transportation Committee last week unanimously passed a bill out of committee that would limit the state Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) ability to impose tolls on existing interstates, including Interstate-95. North Carolina House Bill 267 permits NCDOT to toll new capacity, but would prohibit the agency from closing existing lanes to build new tolled lanes.

Rocky Mount Telegram Says N.C. Should Turn Focus Away from Tolls

April 22, 2013

Rocky Mount Telegram Says N.C. Should Turn Focus Away from Tolls

The Rocky Mount Telegram last week said that North Carolina should focus on alternative ideas for funding road construction instead of tolling Interstate 95.

Virginia May Withdraw Tolling Application for I-95

April 8, 2013

Virginia May Withdraw Tolling Application for I-95

As Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) signed the state's landmark transportation legislation which imposes new wholesale sales taxes on gas and diesel, the governor's press secretary said the state would withdraw the application to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to toll Interstate 95.

Editorial Mischaracterizes Public's Desire For Tolling

March 25, 2013

Editorial Mischaracterizes Public's Desire For Tolling

A recent editorial in The Huffington Post mischaracterized the public's desire for tolling and called on Congress to take a more permissive approach to highway tolling.

North Carolina Anti-Tolling Legislation Introduced

March 11, 2013

North Carolina Anti-Tolling Legislation Introduced

Last week, two bills were introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly to prohibit tolling on Interstate 95.

Virginia Transportation Legislation A Victory for NATSO, ATA and Tolling Opponents

February 25, 2013

Virginia Transportation Legislation A Victory for NATSO, ATA and Tolling Opponents

The Virginia General Assembly on Saturday approved landmark transportation legislation, which includes a provision to require legislative approval on tolls on I-95 south of Fredericksburg, a major victory for NATSO, the American Trucking Associations and the grassroots coalition that have been fighting the state's tolling proposal for more than a year. The transportation legislation puts an end to the Virginia Department of Transportation’s plan to toll I-95 and demonstrates growing opposition to tolls on existing interstates.

Virginia Transportation Legislation Headed to Conference Committee

February 18, 2013

Virginia Transportation Legislation Headed to Conference Committee

Both the Virginia Senate and House have approved their transportation bills, which now move into a conference committee as the two groups work to hash out differences between the plans before the General Assembly’s session ends on Feb. 23.

Virginia Senate Votes to Require General Assembly Approval of Tolls

February 11, 2013

Virginia Senate Votes to Require General Assembly Approval of Tolls

Transportation legislation involving tolls on Interstate 95 (I-95) is moving fast in the Virginia General Assembly. There are several pieces of legislation under consideration with anti-tolling language that would give the Virginia General Assembly the final approval in the tolling of existing interstates.

Republicans and Democrats Join to Oppose Tolls in Virginia

January 21, 2013

Republicans and Democrats Join to Oppose Tolls in Virginia

A bipartisan group of Virginia lawmakers have joined together with local officials and business leaders to speak out against tolls on Interstate 95 in Virginia. Republicans and Democrats stood shoulder to shoulder and called for the General Assembly and not the Department of Transportation or Gov. Bob McDonnell to determine whether to put tolls on Interstate 95 and other existing highways.

As Legislatures Convene, Tolling Remains Under Consideration Despite Opposition

January 14, 2013

As Legislatures Convene, Tolling Remains Under Consideration Despite Opposition

As state legislative sessions opened up last week, tolling continues to be an issue in several states despite widespread opposition.

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