WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

FHA Pre-Approves Tolls For Virginia's I-95

Play associated audio
D. Allen Covey

The Federal Highway Administration has given preliminary approval for Virginia to impose tolls on Interstate 95 to help fund transportation projects.

Gov. Bob McDonnell says that Federal Highway Administration administrator Victor Mendez has given the Virginia Department of Transportation conditional provisional approval for a tolling plan the state submitted in January. The tolls would be imposed under the Interstate Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program, which allows three states to impose tolls on interstate highways.

VDOT estimates the toll program could generate $250 million in its first five years, and more than $50 million annually in subsequent years.

The Governor cited the widening of I-95 near the North Carolina border, guardrail installations, and pavement improvements on more than 700 lane miles within the corridor as specific projects that could be funded through toll revenues.

The FHA has given Virginia's Department of Transportation conditional provisional approval for a tolling plan the state submitted in January.

NPR

Not My Job: Sharon Jones Gets Quizzed On Handshakes

We've invited the lead singer of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings to play a game called "Let's shake on it."
NPR

Salvage Supperclub: A High-End Dinner In A Dumpster To Fight Food Waste

The ingredients — think wilted basil, bruised plums, garbanzo bean water — sound less than appetizing. Whipped together, they're a tasty meal that show how home cooks can use often-tossed foods.
NPR

Pitching A 'Clintonville' Protest During The Democratic Convention

Anti-poverty activists organized a tent city in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods to protest the Democratic National Convention.
NPR

How Your Health Data Lead A Not-So-Secret Life Online

Apps can make managing health care a lot easier, but most don't have the privacy protections required of doctors and hospitals. And a simple Web search can clue in advertisers to health concerns.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.