HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) - Virginia's Attorney General made a move in the tunnel toll debate in Hampton Roads.
Late Tuesday afternoon, AG Ken Cuccinelli's office filed VDOT's appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia in the Midtown Tunnel/Downtown Tunnel/MLK Extension case, according to Brian Gottstein from the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia.
The AG's office also filed a motion to stay a lower court's ruling to allow Elizabeth River Crossings to toll the downtown and midtown tunnels. The tolls were to start February First of next year, but an appeals court put that on hold by ruling the tunnels are a tax, and VDOT cannot tax Virginians.
Cuccinelli also asked for the State Supreme Court to expedite his appeal so tolls can start on schedule.
The AG's office also represented VDOT in last month's hearing on the case in Portsmouth, according to Gottstein.
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