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VOL. 123 | NO. 36 | Thursday, February 21, 2008

Tenn. Bill Would Require Toll Roads to be American-Owned

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Toll roads in Tennessee would have to be majority American-owned under a bill headed for a full state Senate vote.

Sen. Tim Burchett, a Knoxville Republican, says he does not support toll facilities, but if they come to Tennessee they should be operated by Americans for security reasons.

The Senate Transportation Committee unanimously advanced the measure to a full floor vote. The companion bill has been assigned to a House subcommittee.

The Legislature last year approved a pilot program that would allow one toll road and one toll bridge project in Tennessee.

Read SB2724 on the Legislature's Web site at: http://www.legislature.state.tn.us.

Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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