• I-77 tolling opponents not giving up

    Managed-lane opponents in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties aren’t giving up after hearing the news that the Senate will allow the General Assembly to adjourn without taking up House Bill 954, a measure canceling the Interstate 77 high-occupancy or toll lanes project. “We’ll probably reintroduce this again, maybe with a…

  • Foes of I-77 Toll Lanes Hopeful Of Victory In Senate

    Opponents of the proposed high-occupancy-or-toll lane project along Interstate 77 sense a bit of momentum after a bill ordering the N.C. Department of Transportation to cancel the project’s contract overwhelmingly passed the House. Now they’re turning their focus on the state Senate. One opponent of the HOT lanes project, Sen.

  • House Approves Bill to Cancel I-77 HOT Lane Project

    UPDATE: The N.C. House voted, 81-27, to approve this measure Thursday. It now heads to the Senate. RALEIGH — Efforts to block the controversial high-occupancy or toll lanes on Interstate 77 in Mecklenburg and Iredell counties gained momentum on Wednesday as a bill to cancel the project cleared two committees.

  • HOT Lane Proposed For I-77 North of Charlotte

    RALEIGH — Plans call for the state Department of Transportation to enter into a public-private partnership agreement with Cintra Infraestructuras, a company based in Madrid, Spain, that has experience building privately financed highways. The project would take the existing High Occupancy Vehicle lane and combine it with a newly constructed…