Tolls & the Transportation Plan

Roads are crumbling, congestion is increasing, while the state budget is shrinking.  Governor Bob McDonnell has requested permission from the federal government to toll I95 at the Virginia border to help pay for road repairs. At a recent National Transportation Planning Board meeting, tolls on Interstates 95, 295, 395 and Route 66 were suggested as part of a long-range plan.  Across the Commonwealth, tollbooths are being considered as the way to fix and improve our roads.  Virginia Public Radio’s Sondra Woodward reports on the demise of the free ride.