2013-08-22: Lawyers for Virginia DOT appealing in the state Supreme Court a Circuit Judge's ruling in Portsmouth in Meeks vs VDOT do a strong, well-documented demolition of the tolls=taxes line of argument frequently used against tolling. The case (130955) involves the toll concession already in place for additions and improvements to the Elizabeth River tunnels and highway connections that link Norfolk to Portsmouth and points west.
Virginia gone to financial close on $2.1b Norfolk crossings P3, compromises on toll timing, coverageBy Peter Samuel on April 20, 2012
Virginia and Elizabeth River Crossings LLC (Skanska & Macquarie) have gone to financial close on the huge $2.1b Norfolk-Plymouth P3 project that will see big improvements in mobility between Norfolk and points on the westside of the estuarial river including new expressway standard connections to Interstates. The financial close stymies late efforts by opportunistic politicians in the state legislature to stall and reshape the project.