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Those making $50K or less could get toll relief at Downtown, Midtown tunnels

Eligible drivers will get 50% off two-axle tolls on the tunnels with an E-ZPass Virginia account.

NORFOLK, Va. — Those making $50,000 a year or less could get toll relief at the Downtown and Midtown tunnels connecting Norfolk and Portsmouth next year.

Eligible drivers will get 50% off two-axle tolls on the tunnels with an E-ZPass Virginia account, according to the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization.

Elizabeth River Crossings is funding the program -- they contribute $3.2 million annually, according to the Virginia Department of Transportation. 

The rebate can be used for 10 transactions a week and will be applied to the E-ZPass Virginia account the day after the toll is used.

Enrollment in the program starts on Nov. 1, 2022, and the rebates will start as soon as the enrollee links the program code to a valid E-ZPass Virginia transponder.

“We are very committed to this community and with this new program we want to benefit as many income-restrained residents as possible, across the entire region,” CEO of Elizabeth River Crossings Anna Bonet said in a statment.

The organization is now making this toll relief available to all jurisdictions of the Hampton Roads Planning District. 

Enrollment will also now be offered year-round. 

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