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Backlash against tolls prompts state lawmakers to change funding strategy

By The Bond Buyer 
Shelly Sigo 

"Backlash from drivers, trucking industries and anti-toll organizations has put a potential funding source for road improvements in jeopardy as several states acquiesce to the groups' concerns."

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Read More: https://www.bondbuyer.com/news/toll-backlash-prompts-virginia-lawmakers-to-change-strategy

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Correction: CNS-Interstate 81 story

By The Washington Post
The Associated Press

"RICHMOND, Va. — A VCU Capital News Service story published March 29 by The Associated Press about budget amendments being considered by the Virginia legislature to raise money for interstate highways across the state incorrectly quoted National Association of Truck Stop Operators spokeswoman Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman as saying the organization supports raising fuel taxes for interstate improvements. Neuman was talking only about federal fuel taxes, not local, state or regional taxes." 

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New Virginia I-81 bill calls for fuel tax increase, more trucking-related fees

By Land Line Magazine
Tyson Fisher

"Legislation to fund Interstate 81 improvements in Virginia has gone through another major change. The latest version accepted by the General Assembly on Wednesday, April 3 takes tolls off the table by using a fuel tax increase instead."

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Read More: http://www.landlinemag.com/story.aspx?storyid=74027#.XKuGUehKiUl

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Governor Recommends Raising Taxes to Improve Interstates

The Roanoke Star

"Drivers would see improvements to interstate highways across Virginia if the General Assembly approves $280 million in budget amendments recommended by Gov. Ralph Northam, but state residents and truckers would pay additional taxes and fees."

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Read More: http://theroanokestar.com/2019/04/02/governor-recommends-raising-taxes-to-improve-interstates/

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Northam plan would hike diesel gas taxes, truck fees to fund I-81 improvements

By Prince William Times
Kathleen Shaw (Capital News Service) 

"RICHMOND — Drivers could see improvements to interstate highways across Virginia – including in Northern Virginia – if the General Assembly approves $280 million in budget amendments Gov. Ralph Northam is recommending to fund a plan to fix Interstate 81."

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Increased Fuel, Road Taxes Proposed To Fix Virginia Interstates

By Patch
Kathleen Shaw (Capital News Service) 

"RICHMOND, VA — Drivers would see improvements to interstate highways across Virginia if the General Assembly approves $280 million in budget amendments recommended by Gov. Ralph Northam, but state residents and truckers would pay additional taxes and fees."

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Read More: https://patch.com/virginia/richmond/increased-fuel-road-taxes-proposed-fix-virginia-interstates

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