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Reassessing toll lanes

Hi everyone, this is Paul Cameron at my desk in the WBTV Newsroom.

Tonight, a glimmer of hope for opponents of the I-77 toll lanes project.  Cintra, the company under contract to build the toll lanes, has filed for bankruptcy over its tollway project in Texas. 

Several weeks ago, our investigative reporter, Nick Ochsner, traveled to that troubled Texas highway and found very few cars using it.  He reported the revenues were declining and the toll price was increasing.

Tonight, Governor McCrory has ordered the NCDOT to reassess and look for possible ways to break the contract.  We’re getting reaction from those involved.

Nearly every officer in Pageland’s police department walked off the job today, leaving the streets patrolled by county deputies.  Those officers say they are upset Chief Larry Brown was re-instated to his job.  Reporter Coleen Harry is investigating.

Soon you might get to fly Charlotte to Havana for a Cuban cigar.  American Airlines has submitted a request with the US Department of Transportation to begin air service to Cuba from Charlotte-Douglas.

Please join Eric, Molly Grantham, Delano Little and me for WBTV News at 11:00!

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