VA Governor Will Announce New Toll Relief Plan for Hampton Roads Motorists Today

The Virginian-Pilot reports, “Gov. Terry McAuliffe will visit Portsmouth [this afternoon] to announce a plan to help people struggling with tolls. Few details were available Wednesday afternoon, but according to a statement, he’ll discuss a ‘proposed budget amendment designed to help ease the financial burden of tolling.’ The governor’s trip comes a week after The Pilot published a story about three women with [ERC] tunnel toll debts as high as $18,000.” The article notes that VDOT Secretary Aubrey Layne recently sent a letter to Elizabeth River Crossings expressing his disappointment with the company’s business practices.