Posts Tagged Transportation Funding

Interstate 81 Needs Fixes, But How to Pay?

I-81 Truck Climbing Lane Groundbreaking Event

A proposal for a regional gas tax along the western highway failed. (Credit: VDOT)

In 2016, there were more than 2,000 crashes on Interstate 81. To help prevent more accidents, lawmakers in Richmond are considering ways to pay for improvements to the highway. But the first suggestion – a regional gas tax – has already gone down. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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New Tolls Hit Eye-Popping Levels On Virginia Interstate


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Drivers in Northern Virginia are being hit with tolls for a one-way trip that are about as much as a tank of gas. Michael Pope reports.

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