WCAV-WVAW-WAHU | Charlottesville, Virginia | News

Study Will Determine Impact of Tolls in Portsmouth

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

December 25, 2013

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) - An Old Dominion University economics professor is studying how the impending tolls on the Downtown and Midtown in Portsmouth will impact residents, businesses and the government.

The city of Portsmouth hired James V. Koch this month to conduct an economic impact analysis. Koch is the former president of ODU

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Koch will give his analysis to the city by the first week of January.

City leaders will then give it to Portsmouth's legislative delegates for the 2014 session. The hope is that state lawmakers might introduce a bill that would reduce tolls for Portsmouth residents.

The tolls that are expected to start in February will help pay for a new tunnel and the renovation of the existing tunnels under a public-private partnership with the state.


The comments sections of Newsplex.com are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from our viewers, but we only ask that you use your best judgment. E-mail is required, but will not be displayed with comment.

  • Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. We will not post comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.
  • We will not post comments that use hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our website.
  • Comments should not attack other readers or people featured in our stories personally. Any accusations should be backed up with facts.
  • Any comment we post will be posted in its entirety. We do not edit any comment that we post.
     
  • Comments should contribute to the discussion. We will not post comments that don't advance the discussion. Flaming and/or trolling will not be tolerated.
     
  • Comments should not attack other posters. Let's keep the focus on the content of the story.

    As a host Newsplex.com welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However this is a site that we host. We have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason The Newsplex reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.

    If you have any ideas to improve the conversation or this section let us know. Send an e-mail to webmaster@newsplex.com.

 

powered by Disqus
The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 237256241