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NCDOT to launch $1.6 million study of I-95 tolling

Posted October 2, 2012

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— In response to questions raised by the public, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it will begin a study on the economic impact of tolling along Interstate 95.

The study, which will take six months to complete, will examine the positive and negative aspects of adding lanes on I-95 and paying for them with tolling or other funding. The department said the study will also look at what would happen if lanes or other significant improvements requiring additional funding were not made.

The study will cost $1.6 million and will be paid for using federal transportation funds, the department said.

"This study is in response to the people and businesses of North Carolina and their concerns voiced during the first stage of our study process,” said Roberto Canales, NCDOT project executive. “We want to make the right decisions for the citizens of North Carolina as we move forward.”

Learn more about plans to improve I-95 at {{a href=”external_link-1”}}www.driving95.com.{{/a}}
 

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  • fayncmike Oct 3, 2012

    RALEIGH, N.C. — In response to questions raised by the public, the North Carolina Department of Transportation announced Tuesday it will begin a study on the economic impact of tolling along Interstate 95."

    If the whiney people had kept their mouths shut the DOT wouldn't have had to spend all that money so quit whining about it.

  • mom97 Oct 3, 2012

    1.6 million dollars to hire "consultants" who will review the camera footage one week before deadline. They'll submit a verbose collection report of drivel stating they need another 1.6 million and 6 more mos to conclude their study. The final conclusion will say I-95 should have tolls and add an extra consultant tax for future studies. Sigh. So sad. Such a waste of money that could actually be used to fix the road to begin with!

  • Scubagirl Oct 3, 2012

    {{{TAKE 3, DAY 2}}}}}}}

    180 DAYS, 1.6 MILLION DOLLARS = $8888.88 PER DAY!!!! Use the 1.6 mil where the tolls would have been used.

  • YippiYiyoKiYay Oct 3, 2012

    NCDOT, how about spending some of that money looking into your corruption while you're at it?

  • mautry Oct 3, 2012

    CAN I GET A CHANCE TO BID ON THIS SLUSH MONEY THE STATE IS THROWING AROUND. WE PAY ENOUGH ALREADY!

  • Wake1 Oct 3, 2012

    $1.6 mm to do a study????

  • pbjbeach Oct 3, 2012

    THE NCDOT ONLY STUDYS ISSUES IN THIS STATE SO AS TO BE ABLE TO WRITE WORTHLESS CONTRACTS THAT ARE NOTHING SHORT OF PURE GIVE AWAYS TO CONTRACOTRS AN VENDORS SO AS TO BE ALLOWED ONLY EXTRACT FUNDS FROM THE PUBLICS COFFERS TO BE MADE UP FOR BY THE AVERAGE TAXPAYERS IN THE FORMS OF EVER INCREASING FEES AN LICENSES TO BE CAHRGED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. FOPR CONTRACTOR AN VENDORS ARE NOTHING BUT EXTRACTIONIST OF FUNDS FOR THE REVENUE FUNDING FROM THE STATE TAXPAYERS THANK YOU

  • pbjbeach Oct 3, 2012

    TIS is only more typical of the recent NCDOT since the comming of the p/e's on board at all levels of the ncdot for al they want o do is to have meeting about when to have meetings to give the appearance that they are providing the states taxpaying citizens something of use for their taxpayers dollars that are being spent to provdie the taxpayers of this state with services when in actuallity they are not providing anything of use to the taxpayers for they as aw hole refuse to do an carry out their dutys to protec the citizens instrest when in fact they are only concerned with the protection of the coporate business instrest that are contractors an vendors within the ncdot for they care not about the protection of the taxpayers funding for roadways an bridges. they have allowed for the payment of false claims an non-specefication work to be done an carried out by contracting enitys in this sate that have been the root of many milionsof dollars of waste fraud an abuse of the taxpayers f

  • mep Oct 3, 2012

    Tolls... because 39 cents for every gallon of gasoline sold in NC... along with hundreds of millions of tax dollars from the Federal govt is somehow not enough.

  • mb598 Oct 3, 2012

    I can save the State $1.6 million by saying don't do it!!!! Like you find out through Toll Road History they never pay for themselves or if they do they "FORGET" to take them down. Just another way for the government to get money.

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