The fight against tolls – the history

Tolls start [fergcorp_cdt_single date=”01 February 2014″] – donate now!

SEE OUR FULL PAGE AD IN THE RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH (9 January).

We lost an important battle (read the VA Supreme Court decision), but we haven’t lost the war yet!¬† We still have legal and political options, and the fight against the corporate grab of assets built with taxes and tolls paid in earlier years continues, with ongoing and full-throated support from the Virginian Pilot and WAVY-TV!

Meanwhile, ODU economics professor Koch says it all – click on the VP headline below to download his report:
Tolls are death recipe headline

For Governor-Elect McAuliffe’s position on tolls on the Downtown and Midtown Tunnels, see this news clip.

For more background, read the petition for rehearing, complaint to JIRC about Justice Mims’s failure to recuse, and Charles Greenhood’s open letter to the Assembly,

Read the briefs in the lawsuit (listen to our last brief, thanks to Third Eye Studios), . We still need your support in our legal and political challenge – DONATE NOW!

HR citizens in Richmond for the appealThe VA Supreme Court duly heard oral arguments in Richmond at 11 a.m., attended by 70 or so plantiffs and supporters from Hampton Roads (photo by Virginian Pilot).

Read Dave Foster in the Virginian Pilot for one take on the proceedings, and watch here for further fundraisers and pressure on our legislators!

An alternative route through the Midtown Tunnel to downtown Portsmouth from the eastern side of the I-264 when the westbound Downtown Tunnel is closed. The Virginia Pilot has an interactive map of real-time traffic views in HR.

Meanwhile, the Portsmouth community is looking at a bargain to get the (westbound) Downtown Tunnel open again at weekends. (WAVY 10)

Sign the petition against the tolls here!

Donate! ($100 NOW can save $1,000+ a year in tolls for the rest of your life – AND much of your children’s lives!!).
(or make a donation by check to CAPPAC, 413 Dinwiddie Street, Portsmouth VA 23704)

Support the campaign to block tolls on the I-95.

Visit the “Tidewater Against Unfair Tolls” Facebook group

Download the “Pay WHAT???” flyer (Adobe PDF file) in the quarter page version.

Download “The Real No Tolls Facts” talking points (Adobe PDF file).

You have questions? E-mail us!

 

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