Protestors rally outside public meeting on I-95 tolls

Posted at 7:25 PM, Dec 10, 2012

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) -- Protestors gathered outside a Virginia Department of Transportation public meeting about a plan to add tolls to interstates in the Commonwealth Monday evening.

The meeting is taking place at Sussex Central High School in Sussex County from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

VDOT and Governor McDonnell are proposing putting tolls on I-95 and I-64 as a way to make more money for road maintenance.

During the hearing, VDOT officials released information about discount toll options for some drivers.  

Here are the three plans, which would be available for residents in Greenville County, Sussex County, Emporia, and Prince George County, VDOT unveiled:

  • Flat Rate Plan - 0.65 rate one way
  • Minimum Use Plan - $4.00 first 5 trips, then  $0.25/trip 
  • Membership Plan - $30 for 6 months, then $0.55/trip

VDOT says they are just looking for feedback from the community with respect to these proposals. Two additional meetings will take place later this month.

The next one will be on Wednesday at the John Tyler Community College in Chester from 6 p.m to 8 p.m. And ghe final meeting will be on Monday, Dec. 17 at the VDOT Fredericksburg District in Fredericksburg from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.