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Transportation vote won’t stop fight against I-77 toll lanes

Charlotte Observer – Aug 20, 2015 – Puckett, an outspoken critic of the plan and the state’s contract with the project developer, said he will continue talks with lawmakers in Raleigh and leaders in the region to build opposition to the tolls.

Davidson voting ‘no’ at CRTPO meeting tonight

Business Today – Aug. 19. Davidson’s representative on the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization will vote “no” tonight on the 2016-2025 highway plan which includes toll lanes managed by a much-reviled private company whose roots are in Spain.

Toll lane default deal for I-77 is under scrutiny

Charlotte Observer – Aug 18 – Kurt Naas, the leader of the anti-toll lane group Widen I-77, has called attention to the possibility that Cintra could be bailed out by taxpayers.

Business leaders bus to Raleigh Tuesday to oppose toll plan

Cornelius Today: Lake Norman-area business leaders, ranging from bankers and racing executives to commercial real estate brokers and manufacturers, will travel by bus to the North Carolina State Capitol tomorrow to visibly join the fight against the public-private partnership that would widen I-77 with toll lanes.

Buses will take business leaders to Raleigh to fight tolls June 30

NC Sen. Jeff Tarte says he will meet with Lake Norman business owners June 30 in Raleigh as part of the ongoing battle to fight NCDOT plans to improve I-77 between Charlotte and Mooresville with toll lanes. He has reserved the press room in the State Capitol at noon on that day, and he is

Mecklenburg commissioners want I-77 toll lanes contract dropped

Mecklenburg County commissioners on Tuesday approved a resolution that asks Gov. Pat McCrory and state transportation officials to terminate a contract with the developer set to build toll lanes on Interstate 77 – a controversial plan that has drawn ire from many elected officials and residents in the northern half of the county.

Forget a delay, some in Mecklenburg want I-77 toll road plan canceled

As the state forges ahead with a plan to widen Interstate 77 with controversial toll lanes from Charlotte to Mooresville, a growing number of elected officials who’d asked for the project to be delayed want it canceled now – even if it means paying millions in penalties.

Davidson passes proposal to support anti-toll lane legislation

DAVIDSON, NC (WBTV) – The I-77 toll lane saga continued Tuesday evening, this time in Davidson.

Meck BOCC Set to Pass Anti-Toll Resolution

An email from Commissioner Jim Puckett shares some good news.

Cornelius Rejects Toll Lane Project

The Huntersville Herald covers the Cornelius rejection of toll lanes.