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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.
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.
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.
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.
After being open for about 10 months, commuters can give a report card on the I-495 Express Lanes.
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.
A driver traveling the wrong direction on Interstate 495 Thursday afternoon hit another car head-on and caused a chain-reaction crash.
More people are using the 495 Express Lanes in Virginia but the increase in traffic in the lanes' first six months has been slow.
Drivers are starting to venture out on the Capital Beltway's new toll lanes in Virginia more frequently.
Beginning this January, the Fairfax Connector bus service will provide a public transportation option on the 495 Express Lanes to help commuters avoid Beltway traffic.
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