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Ohio Governor Won't Lease Turnpike

December 17, 2012

Ohio Governor Won't Lease Turnpike

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to propose raising $1.5 billion for highway projects with Ohio Turnpike bonds while preserving the toll way as a public entity, state lawmakers briefed on the plan said. The proposal means the Ohio Turnpike won't be sold or leased to a private operator.

Virginians Rally Against Tolls on I-95; Anti-Tax Group Warns Against Alternatives

December 17, 2012

Virginians Rally Against Tolls on I-95; Anti-Tax Group Warns Against Alternatives

Last week, hundreds of Virginians rallied together to show their opposition to tolls on I-95 at a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) public presentation in Sussex County that nearly filled the 700-seat auditorium at Sussex County Central High School. Prior to the rally, VDOT announced a reduced toll plan for locals, which was rejected by the tolling opponents.

Texas Increases Reliance on Toll Roads

December 3, 2012

Texas Increases Reliance on Toll Roads

Texas is in the midst of rapidly expanding toll road projects as the state struggles to finance transportation projects.

Michigan Governor Moves Forward on New International Bridge Crossing

November 26, 2012

Michigan Governor Moves Forward on New International Bridge Crossing

In Michigan voters rejected the constitutional amendment that would have delayed or blocked the planned New International Trade Crossing bridge between Detroit and Windsor.

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Fuel Tax Increase Instead of Tolls

November 19, 2012

Virginia Lawmaker Proposes Fuel Tax Increase Instead of Tolls

Virginia State Sen. John Watkins rolled out his new transportation funding plan that will raise the gas tax, lower the income tax, and eliminate tax credits and exemptions. The plan includes a 14-cent per gallon fuel tax increase that Watkins said would raise about $734 million and avoid tolls proposed by Gov. Bob McDonnell to pay for road construction. Watkins said he will propose the legislation in January.

Election 2012 Recap

November 12, 2012

Election 2012 Recap

Despite the balance of power remaining the same, there will be some changes within House and Senate Committees that are relevant to NATSO.

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.

Chicago Planning Agency Calls for Congestion Pricing

October 22, 2012

Chicago Planning Agency Calls for Congestion Pricing

CMAP called on Illinois transportation policymakers to incorporate congestion pricing into six major tollway projects.

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.

Op-Ed Highlights Inequity in I-95 Tolling Plan

October 8, 2012

Op-Ed Highlights Inequity in I-95 Tolling Plan

Tolls are simply taxes, but unlike the fuel tax, tolls waste too much of the taxpayer's dollar on unneeded government bureaucracy and expenses.

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.

Maryland Giving Toll Cheats a Pass

September 17, 2012

Maryland Giving Toll Cheats a Pass

Maryland does little to collect the millions of dollars in unpaid tolls.

Turnpike Billions in Debt Despite Increasing Tolls

September 17, 2012

Turnpike Billions in Debt Despite Increasing Tolls

The PA Turnpike is spending more money each year than it makes.

Rep. Forbes Fires Off Third Letter Requesting FHWA Deny VDOT Tolling Application

September 17, 2012

Rep. Forbes Fires Off Third Letter Requesting FHWA Deny VDOT Tolling Application

Rep. Forbes continues to express his opposition to VDOT's proposal to install a toll on I-95.

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.

Dispute Over I-95 Tolls Heats Up

August 27, 2012

Dispute Over I-95 Tolls Heats Up

The dispute over Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s proposal to toll Interstate 95 near the North Carolina border got hotter.

Tolling I-95 Will Further Va.'s Transportation Problems, Not Solve Them

August 20, 2012

Tolling I-95 Will Further Va.'s Transportation Problems, Not Solve Them

Tolling I-95 won't just cost drivers more--it will have a ripple effect on residents, businesses and localities.

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.

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