Flex EZ-Pass users will have to start paying a fee of a dollar per month when going through tolls.
Delegate Loupassi, who represents Richmond and Chesterfield, says the fee doesn't make any sense. He argues that drivers with an EZ-Pass now pay more than drivers who pay cash, and he wants to change that.
VDOT says it needs the 50 cent fees to pay for the new tolls that you can just breeze through without stopping. VDOT also says if the fee is thrown out taxpayers will have to pay more for tollbooth operators.
Meanwhile, Loupassi's bill passed its first hurdle Tuesday in the General Assembly. It will now move on to a larger house committee Thursday for it's second hurdle.
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