Virginia Governor Proposes to Restrict ERC’s Use of Vehicle Registration Holds

Associated Press reports that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has proposed budget amendment that would cap Elizabeth River Tunnel toll debt at $2,200 for a first-time scofflaw. AP says the measure “would essentially close a loophole. Currently, [ERC] can charge unlimited fees to violators while the DMV withholds their registration. The proposal would require the firm to offer a settlement capped at $2,200 before the DMV can take action.”

The Virginian-Pilot reports that the governor already has legislative support for his proposal.