Portsmouth, Norfolk Residents Can Now Apply for Downtown and Midtown Tunnel Toll Relief Program

The Virginian-Pilot reports, “Some Portsmouth and Norfolk residents can start applying for a new program that will save them 75 cents on trips through the Downtown and Midtown tunnels next year, just as prices surge to their highest rate. Registration for the program began [on December 1] and runs through Feb. 15, with discounts kicking in March 1. Drivers must register in person at E-ZPass centers in Norfolk . . . or Portsmouth. . . .” To qualify for the “Toll Relief” program recently announced by Governor Terry McAuliffe, a motorist must reside in Norfolk or Portsmouth, earn $30,000 or less per year, have a Virginia E-ZPass transponder, and record eight trips or more during a calendar month through the tunnels.