Topics: No Tolls I-95 Coalition

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

North Carolina Anti-Tolling Legislation Introduced

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

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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. More

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