Is a Toll a Tax?

Tolls01State leaders say they do not have a contingency plan if the Virginia Supreme Court upholds a lower court ruling that tolls are taxes and not user fees.  A group of Hampton Roads residents won a victory earlier this year over whether or not they are being unfairly tolled to pay for construction of a second Midtown Tunnel and maintenance of other tunnels.  But as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, those who support VDOT’s position say that if residents within that region win this lawsuit, citizens throughout the entire state will lose.

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