5. The “Value-Added Tolling” policies fail to address traffic diversion

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Communities in and around toll facilities, whether electronic or cash tolling, will suffer as interstate travelers will attempt to avoid paying the toll by exiting the interstate, ATFI contends.

This traffic will divert onto local roads, making them less safe due to increased congestion, hurting first responder emergency response time, and hastening deterioration of the roads.

A 2013 Economic Assessment of I-95 in North Carolina estimated that between 2014 and 2050 diversion from tolls on I-95 would cost approximately $1.1 billion dollars in revenue to businesses within a mile of the I-95 corridor in North Carolina.


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