Lake area state Senator Jeff Tarte encouraged members of the business community to keep speaking out against the I-77 toll lane project this morning.
(AUDIO – NC Senator Jeff Tarte). “When the small businesses, and the businesses and the chamber got involved in this issue, it’s a game changer. It literally changes the equation.”
Tarte has been leading the fight against I-77 toll lanes in Raleigh, and does admit he’s facing an uphill battle.
He notes other projects that could be funded through debt financing, while the Lake Norman community is left with what many consider an un-wanted burden.
Tarte says the next step is winning over members of the Senate Transportation Committee and getting votes in favor of ending the project.