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Toll Relief

Recognizing that no meaningful effort to achieve regional toll relief can occur without a sound fiscal plan, I was proud to have introduced HJ73, which requested a study to be conducted by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to devise a financial plan to eliminate tolling on the Downtown and Midtown tunnels. This Bill received bipartisan support, and resulted in support from the powerful House Rules Committee to request that the study be conducted by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) instead of JLARC. I am pleased to report that VDOT will have until October to come up with a financial plan outlining options to eliminate the tolls on our tunnels. In the upcoming 2017 session, I intend to introduce legislation to implement these findings, and to work towards solving the crippling impact that these tolls have, and will continue to have, on our local economy and the commuters who are forced to use these tunnels for work, education, and healthcare every day. 


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