WE ARE NOW INTO PHASE II OF OUR FIGHT AGAINST THE ALDOT TOLL/TAX PLAN: YOU MUST TAKE ACTION NOW BEFORE ALDOT’S FINAL PLAN IS DECIDED IN EARLY JULY! DONATE WHAT YOU CAN TODAY TO HELP US SPREAD OUR MESSAGE, CLICK TO DONATE





  • Read State Senator Chris Elliott’s letter to ALDOT Director John Cooper–go to this link: Chris Elliott’s Comments
  • Although the “Public Hearing Comment Period” ended on 23 May, we urge you to follow up with two key officials, Governor Kay Ivey and Senator Richard Shelby, and voice your opposition to the toll/ tax plan ALDOT HAS DEVISED!
  • Here are some points to emphasize when you call/write:  
  1. Our traffic analysis shows that at 80,000 vehicles per day at $6 per vehicle (which is their high end for tolls–“right now”) for 55 years=$9,600,000,000 (9.6 billion).
  2. If the state contributes $400M (same as the I-59/I-20 Birmingham project ) using traditional financing at 4%, with a toll of $2.66 capped over the life of project, the cost is 4.2B NOT 9.6B;
  3. Why is ALDOT asking us to pay $9.6B for a bridge that costs $2B?
  4. WHO WILL PROFIT FROM THIS PROJECT? ANSWER: HEDGE FUNDS FROM NEW YORK , CONNETICUT AND FOREIGN INVESTORS FROM RICH OIL STATES IN THE MIDDLE EAST!
  5. Why is Senator Shelby sitting on the sidelines, while we are being taken for a ride?                                           
  6. Why should we have to pay tolls for a national piece of infrastructure like I-10? Funding this bridge is a State and Federal responsibility
  • We are urging everyone to continue to call/write Governor Ivey and Senator Shelby (see below for contact information–phone numbers and emails) to voice strong opposition to what we have so far learned about the I-10 Mobile Bay Bridge project! GET ENGAGED OR ELSE THEY WILL IMPOSE A $ 6 TOLL ON YOU!
  • We recommend that all calls should refrain from aggressive opposition–be respectful–it does not help our cause to labelled “deplorables” for bad behavior!
  •  Gov Ivey’s contact information is here–express your opposition to  the planned toll! Contact information:  Governor Ivey’s phone: 334-242-7100 ; or to email a comment: https://contact.governor.alabama.gov/contact.aspx
  • Senator Shelby’s contact information is here–ask him to find funds instead of a toll/tax  for the project! Senator Shelby’s phone: Mobile office 251-694-4164 ; or to email a comment: https://www.shelby.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/emailsenatorshelby
  • If I can answer any questions on the issue,please go to this email: lcampomenosi@aol.com
  • We are partnering with State Auditor Jim Zeigler to stop the toll–go to his Facebook Page to see all that he is doing for our state: Block the Mobile Bayway Toll
  • Thanks for taking the time to become engaged against this TOLL/TAX plan! Dr. Lou Campomenosi, President, Common Sense Campaign
  • Review our ad in Lagniappe:
  • Technical details here at this ALDOT website.
  • John Sharp, al.com story here.
  • Hal Schurer, WALA story here.
  • Tyler Fingert, WALA story here.
  • Brendan Kirby; Fox 10 story here.
  • Listen to our NEW RADIO AD concerning the toll:

Take a look at these projects–all paid for without tolls!

https://www.al.com/news/birmingham/2019/02/watch-i-5920-bridge-come-crashing-down-after-implosion.html

This $750 million project in Birmingham does not include toll scanners:https://5920bridge.com/gallery/ Whats good for Birmingham is good for Mobile!

New I-10 Bridge across Lake Pontchartrain – Where are the toll scanners?

According to the following link, this $800 million project was paid for completely by the Federal Highway Administration:http://aspirebridge.com/magazine/2011Spring/I-10_Twin_Span_Web.pdf Whats good for New Orleans is good for Mobile!

Pensacola Bay Bridge Under Construction – Where are the Toll Scanners?

We all remember the replacement of the I-10 Escambia Bay Bridge which was replaced after hurricane Ivan – no toll scanners were added and now here is another $400 million project in Pensacola which also does not have toll scanners: http://www.pensacolabaybridge.com/overview# It appears that the cost was paid for by the State of Florida: http://blog.al.com/gulf-coast/2013/01/no_toll_for_pensacola_bay_brid.html Whats good for Pensacola is good for Mobile!

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