VA Supreme Court: Tunnel tolls are user fees, not taxes

By Robbie Webber In a ruling denounced by the Portsmouth business community and commuters, but applauded by VDOT, the Virginia Supreme Court unanimously overturned a ruling by a lower court that held the tolls imposed to pay for tunnel expansions and maintenance in Portsmouth are

Devil’s Slide dangers soon to be bypassed by tunnels

By Robbie Webber There hasn’t been a new highway tunnel built in California in 50 years, but new tunnels that will provide an alternative to a slide-prone stretch of the Pacific Coast Highway will be very impressive when they open. Built with an Austrian drilling technique, the twin bores