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495 Express Lanes free for one week during off-peak hours

To save a few minutes off on their commute through Virginia, many travelers pay to use the 495 Express Lanes. Now, commuters can get a free week of rides in the fast lanes.

Friday - 09/12/2014, 04:55pm EDT

Tags: 495 express lanes, traffic, mike murillo, beltway

Lease a car? Beware on your next toll road trip

For drivers who lease their vehicle, toll bills might not ever arrive in their mail box and if they do, there might be extra fees tacked on because of how the cars are registered as one Fredericksburg woman learned.

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 05:03pm EDT

Tags: ticketbuster, 495 express lanes, tolls, E-ZPass, lease, Ari Ashe

New markings added to some E-ZPass entryways

New pavement markings have been added at six entry points to the 495 Express Lanes in Virginia in an attempt to make it easier for drivers to choose the proper lane, whether entering the E-ZPass-only Express Lanes or staying on the regular Capital Beltway travel lanes.

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 06:08am EDT

Tags: express lanes, sprawl and crawl, Dick Uliano, 495 express lanes

Va. transportation secretary: Distracted driving a 'major problem'

Drivers in the D.C. area are sending text messages and talking behind the wheel more than last year, despite an increased number of construction projects that clutter roadways and make the practice even more dangerous, a new report finds.

Thursday - 05/08/2014, 12:15pm EDT

Tags: 495 express lanes, distracted driving, Nick Iannelli

S.C. driver killed in crash at 495 Express Lanes entrance

An out-of-town driver hit the brakes suddenly at the entrance to the 495 Express Lanes and the three-car, fiery crash that followed sent five people to the hospital.

Wednesday - 05/07/2014, 07:36pm EDT

Tags: fatal crash, police, 495 express lanes, transurban

Driver charged with $6,000 in tolls on 495 Express Lanes

A Fairfax County man who commutes on the 495 Express Lanes each day was sent a court summons and told he'd have to pay $6,000 in tolls, penalties and fees, WTOP Ticketbuster has learned.

Thursday - 03/13/2014, 06:45am EDT

Tags: Ari Ashe, ticketbuster, E-ZPass, transurban, 495 express lanes

495 Express Lanes: One-year review shows customer use fell short of projections

With the 495 Express Lanes' one-year anniversary in the dust, more information is being released about who uses the roadway and what drivers are paying -- however, the numbers show there are still fewer vehicles on the road than first anticipated.

Wednesday - 01/15/2014, 09:10pm EST

Tags: Mike McGurk, 495 express lanes, transurban, Sarah Beth Hensley

Best, worst in metro area transportation

AAA Mid-Atlantic looks back at the best and worst in transportation issues around D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

Monday - 12/30/2013, 12:03pm EST

Tags: AAA Mid-Atlantic, transportation, transportation funding, Lon Anderson, ICC, 495 express lanes, best and worst transportation, Beth Lawton

One year later: 495 Express Lane debate is between saving time and money

This weekend marks one year since the 495 Express Lanes opened, but drivers still struggle with whether a consistently fast commute -- even during rush hour -- is worth the price.

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 11:17pm EST

Tags: beltway, 495 express lanes

Drivers hit with high toll rate on Express Lanes

The rain made the morning commute along the Capital Beltway slow and dreary. For many drivers, the faster ride on the 495 Express Lanes may have looked enticing -- until they saw the toll rate.

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:12pm EDT

Tags: 495 express lanes, tolls, congestion, Capital Beltway, Hank Silverberg

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