College Student Launches Petition Drive to End ERC Tolls

WVEC-TV News (Hampton, VA) reports, “A college student who became frustrated with mounting tolls and what she considered an inflexibility by Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) to work with her on a payment plan decided to do something about it. She started a petition calling for the end to tolls.” The report adds that Leila Rice, spokeswoman for Elizabeth River Crossings/Elizabeth River Tunnels provided a statement noting, among other things, that “beginning in January 2017 we will begin providing $500,000 annually for 10 years to fund a toll relief program administered by VDOT.”