47 Alerts From the VIRGINIA Tag


On the 2019 Legislative Agenda–Red-Light Cameras: oos E-Newsletter #526

January and February are the heart of activity for many state legislative sessions across the country. Red-light cameras (RLCs) have certainly been the focus in a number of states. Bills in Colorado, Florida and Illinois are calling for outright bans. Legislators in Texas want to ban new camera programs while allowing existing installations to finish […]

CALL IMMEDIATELY to Oppose VA SB 1716 that would put tolls on Interstate 81

Dear Virginia oos Members, Our friends at the Alliance for Toll Free Interstates or ATFI have alerted us to the fact that SB 1716 has been added to the committee docket for tomorrow’s meeting in the Senate Transportation Committee (last item on the list of a long list of bills). They plan to meet tomorrow 15 […]

Oppose 1-81 Tolls along the entire interstate in VA: Phone Governor and Elected Reps Immediately!

Dear Virginia oos Members, Our friends at Toll Free Interstates.com has sent out a mobilization effort to oppose I-81 Tolls in Virginia. Earlier this month, Governor Northam proposed to add tolls to I-81 along the entire interstate in Virginia. Since this year features a short session for the Virginia General Assembly, make your voice known […]

National Academies Report Demands $70 Billion In Highway Tolls, Taxes: oos E-Newsletter #521

“This article originally appeared on TheNewspaper.com, (“Driving Politics”) and is reprinted with their kind permission.”  Federally funded report explores the possibility of turning every mile of interstate highway into a toll road. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on Thursday released a report saying motorists ought to pay up to $70 billion in higher […]

Caught in the Cogs of a Bureaucratic Machine: oos E-Newsletter #515

Since early August, the Virginia Department of Motor vehicles continued to badger one of our Virginia members, Mike, about needing proof of insurance for a vehicle that only had, per agency records, 16 characters in its Vehicle Identification Number. Since VINs have exactly 17 characters, the DMV was asking for proof of a vehicle that […]