- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A bill to create a statewide policy on tolling is moving forward in the General Assembly.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that (bit.ly/1o3NboM) that a House subcommittee approved Republican Del. Chris Jones’ measure on Tuesday. The bill would prohibit new tolls on existing highways without General Assembly approval, except for under certain circumstances.

A Senate subcommittee that’s currently examining a nearly identical measure has yet to take action on the bill.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe supports the bills, which include exceptions for proposed projects in northern Virginia and Hampton Roads. The bill would keep a ban on new tolls for Interstate 95 south of Fredericksburg or Interstate 81 in western Virginia.

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Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, https://www.timesdispatch.com

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