Last week, two bills were introduced in the North Carolina General Assembly to prohibit tolling on Interstate 95.
North Carolina Republican Senator Buck Newton introduced Senate Bill 218, No Tolls On Interstate 95, which would place a 10 year moratorium on the imposition of tolls on Interstate 95 and require the General Assembly to approve any tolls on I-95 after that period.
Similarly, in the House, Representatives Jeff Collins (R), John Torbett (R), Elmer Floyd (D) and Michael Wray (D) introduced legislation, H.B. 267, that would require the approval of the General Assembly before any tolls could be placed on existing interstate highways.
Both bills would require that tolling revenues be used to maintain and repair the interstates from which they were collected.
It is expected to take several weeks before either bill is heard in committee.
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