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EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

November 1, 2012

EPA, FMCSA Issue Waivers for Reformulated Gas, Non-Road ULSD and Hours of Service

EPA in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy has issued a waiver for reformulated gasoline (RFG) in 16 states and the District of Columbia to prevent disruptions of the supply of RFG in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

North Carolina, Virginia Continue Heated Debate on Tolling

October 29, 2012

North Carolina, Virginia Continue Heated Debate on Tolling

WTVR, CBS 6 in Richmond is asking readers to weigh in on whether they support tolls on I-95 with an online poll.

N.C. Coalition Applauds Gubernatorial Candidates' Commitment to Keeping I-95 Toll Free

October 22, 2012

N.C. Coalition Applauds Gubernatorial Candidates' Commitment to Keeping I-95 Toll Free

The North Carolina No Tolls I-95 Coalition, Inc., last week commended former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory and Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton for expressing their commitment to keeping Interstate 95 toll free during Tuesday night’s second gubernatorial debate.

Opposition to I-95 Tolling Grabs Media Spotlight

October 15, 2012

Opposition to I-95 Tolling Grabs Media Spotlight

Interstate 95 tolling opposition gained significant media attention in recent days.

EPA to Decide on Renewable Fuel Waivers

October 8, 2012

EPA to Decide on Renewable Fuel Waivers

EPA plans to decide by mid-November if certain states will receive waivers from renewable fuel requirements for ethanol in gasoline.

No Tolls I-95 Chairman Challenges N.C. Newspaper on Tolling

October 1, 2012

No Tolls I-95 Chairman Challenges N.C. Newspaper on Tolling

NATSO member Ernie Brame last week challenged the Fayetteville Observer for singling out its readers to pay a tax that other residents of North Carolina would not have to pay.

EPA Temporarily Waives Summer Fuel Requirements For States Hit by Hurricane

September 10, 2012

EPA Temporarily Waives Summer Fuel Requirements For States Hit by Hurricane

EPA last week temporarily waived RVP requirements in eight states to prevent gasoline shortages after fuel supplies from refineries in the Gulf area were disrupted by Hurricane Isaac.

Senate Candidate Denounces Virginia Tolling Plans

September 10, 2012

Senate Candidate Denounces Virginia Tolling Plans

Gov. Bob McDonnell’s plan to finance upgrades to Interstate 95 in Virginia by collecting tolls near the North Carolina border took another blow when fellow Republican George Allen announced his opposition last week.

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.

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.

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.

N.C. Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Rest Area

January 16, 2012

N.C. Unveils Electric Vehicle Charging Station at Rest Area

North Carolina has installed EV charging stations in rest areas near Burlington on Interstate 40, and at the junction of Interstates 95 and 40.

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