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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

More than 350 offer suggestions for 495 Express Lanes

This week, a one-month comment period for drivers to suggest ways to improve the 495 Express Lanes closed, with some suggestions as zany as setting up a drive-through coffee shop on the toll lanes.

Saturday - 10/26/2013, 12:38pm EDT

Tags: ari ashe, sprawl and crawl, 495 Express Lanes

Ridership slowly growing along 495 Express Lanes

More drivers are opting to use the almost year-old 495 Express Lanes in Virginia but still far fewer vehicles are in the tolled lanes than planners had expected.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 05:25pm EDT

Tags: 495 Express Lanes, transurban, Capital Beltway, tolls, transportation, traffic, max smith

Commuters get chance to issue a report card on 495 Express Lanes

After being open for about 10 months, commuters can give a report card on the I-495 Express Lanes.

Friday - 09/27/2013, 06:34am EDT

Tags: transurban, express lanes, 495 Express Lanes, ari ashe

Lawsuit could turn Va. tolls upside down, cost taxpayers millions

A lawsuit against toll increases in Virginia could nullify agreements with private toll operators and leave state taxpayers holding the tab for past, present and planned infrastructure projects.

Friday - 09/06/2013, 06:21am EDT

Tags: tolls, Public-Private Transportation Act, 495 Express Lanes, 95 Express Lanes Project, dulles greenway, Hampton Roads, Virginia Supreme Court, courts, Hank Silverberg

Wrong-way driver hits vehicles on 495

A driver traveling the wrong direction on Interstate 495 Thursday afternoon hit another car head-on and caused a chain-reaction crash.

Friday - 04/12/2013, 07:39am EDT

Tags: 495 Express Lanes, Interstate 495, traffic crash, police

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