Opponents of NCDOT’s I-77 Express Project Argue P3 Deal Is Unconstitutional

WSOC reports, “Bankrolled by hundreds of small donors, Widen I-77 attorney Matt Arnold declared himself ‘David’ in the Court of Appeals [on February 8] as he cast North Carolina Department of Transportation and I-77 Mobility Partners as ‘Goliath.’ Arnold argued NCDOT and I-77 Mobility Partners’ deal to build express lanes is unconstitutional for two reasons. . . . [T]he project doesn’t serve a public purpose and the private company building the lanes shouldn’t have lone authority to set toll prices without a cap. The attorney for I-77 Mobility Partners told the three-judge panel that dynamic pricing is needed to ensure cars in the toll lanes are moving at least 45 mph.”