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OPINION: It’s time to back Widen I-77 and fight the tolls

It’s been an interesting news period these past few months. The I-77 toll battle has turned into a full-fledged citizen movement with the business community climbing on in earnest in May, thanks in large part to John “Mac” McAlpine V, a racing industry engineer in Cornelius. (Yes, his family is the McAlpine in the McAlpine […]


Why businesses and their customers should care about tolls

OPINION: A letter from Vince Winegardner In early 2012, I had heard about plans to widen I-77 with revenue derived from tolls.  I was not terribly worried about that at the time.  I was like most people and thought toll roads where the 50 cent variety used to cover maintenance and subsidize the construction costs.  […]

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