RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The Virginia Department of Transportation's proposed $1 monthly fee for E-ZPass users is drawing strong opposition from the public.
Department officials say most of the nearly 25,000 public comments submitted on the proposed fee oppose it.
Virginia Highway Commissioner Gregory A. Whirley Sr. tells The Richmond Times-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/KXtABY ) that state officials will take the comments into consideration.
Several new toll roads are scheduled to open over the next few years. The department says the monthly fee is needed to keep up with the costs of operating the E-ZPass program.
The department expects the fee to generate an average $13.8 million a year over five years.