In my February 6, 2012 blog post announcing the $4.4 billion widening of Interstate 95 from the South Carolina to the Virginia borders, I boldly predicted that NCDOT’s proposal to finance the project through tolling could prove controversial.
They don’t call me Master of the Obvious for nuthin’.
As of this blog post, the nototollsi95.com website has 3530 signatures. The North Carolina Trucking Association, the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce and a host of other local organizations and municipalities have all registered their strong opposition.
And now U.S. House Representative Renee Ellmers, a Republican from Dunn, has taken the fight to Congress, introducing legislation aimed at preventing North Carolina from participating in the federal pilot project that makes tolling on I-95 possible in the first place.