Topics: Virginia

Rep. Goodlatte Introduces Legislation to Eliminate RFS

As the House Energy and Commerce Committee reviews the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for the first time in five years, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) has introduced several pieces of legislation aimed at eliminating all or part of the RFS. 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

Maryland Latest State Seeking to Impose Wholesale Tax on Fuel

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) last week unveiled a new transportation funding plan that would lower the state's excise tax on gasoline and replace it with a sales tax on the wholesale price. The governor appears to be following the lead of neighboring state Virginia, which passed a similar plan last month. More

Virginia’s Transportation Legislation Brings Fuel Tax Changes

Virginia’s recent transportation legislation will make significant changes to the way fuel taxes are calculated when the law takes effect July 1. 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

Virginia Residents Continue to Oppose Tolls on I-95

Virginia residents are continuing to voice their opposition to tolls on I-95, speaking out at public hearings, signing petitions and taking legal action. At least eight cities and towns have hired an attorney in their fight against the proposal, which they said would be a detrimental economic project. Despite opposition from local governments and citizens, Gov. Bob McDonnell continues to pursue his tolling plan, which would place a toll on Interstate 95 south of Richmond. The Virginia legislature begins its next session this week, so lawmakers and citizens will need to keep up the fight in state's general assembly. More

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