STOP the TOLLS is cautiously optimistic voters will reject extending the tolls another 20 years
The head of a group opposed to extending the tolls on the Crescent City Connection says they're pleased the Times-Picayune has taken the position in an editorial that it's time to end the tolls.
"We're glad to see that the Times-Picayune has made what we feel is the right recommendation," says Michael Teachworth, director of STOP the TOLLS.
Teachworth tells 99.5FM they're cautiously optimistic voters in Orleans, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes will reject a proposal on the Nov. 6 ballot that would extend CCC tolls for another 20 years. The tolls are set to expire at the end of the year.
"We hope that the people of New Orleans recognize that these tolls have been an unfair tax for a long time on our city by the state of Louisiana," Teachworth said.
Members of STOP the TOLLS have been conducting a grassroots campaign to spread their message, distributing flyers in neighborhoods and speaking to civic groups.
Teachworth says the group plans to hold a couple of sign-waving rallies at public intersections between now and Nov. 6. Locations, dates and times have not been finalized.