ATA says Virginia’s I-81 truck-focused tolls unlawful

Paying for I-81 improvements by focusing toll fees on commercial vehicles is unconstitutional, according to American Trucking Association (ATA). In a recent letter to Gov. Ralph Northam, ATA legal counsel Jennifer Hall says funding proposals contained in a Commonwealth Transportation Board I-81 Corridor Improvement Plan presented to Virginia General Assembly “would not only be poor public policy, but would raise serious legal issues.” As such, the group suggests the state could face a legal challenge if the funding option is approved…