Chester Carter, a businessman from Stony Creek,Va. speaks out at a rally against tolls on I95 prior to a public hearing at Sussex Central HS.
Chester Carter prepares a sign that will read: "The Grinch that tolled Christmas" on a protest truck parked outside of Sussex Central High School where a public hearing will be held this evening on Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposal to put tolls on Interstate 95.
Advocates say toll revenue is needed for improvementS along the Interstate 95 corridor.
Posted: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:00 am
SUSSEX Hundreds of residents of this rural Southside county overwhelmed with opposition Monday night an interstate highway toll operation that speakers said would drain resources from one of the state’s poorest regions.
“No toll! No toll!” hundreds chanted outside a high school auditorium, rallying beside a yellow tractor-trailer that has become the symbolic vehicle of opposition to a plan that would raise as much as $40 million a year toward highway improvements.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012 6:00 am.