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Transurban: Express Lanes don't have problems like Richmond toll road

Creditors are taking over operations of a state-owned toll road outside Richmond that is run by the same company that runs the 495 Express Lanes, though a representative of the company denies that there are any problems regarding the Beltway lanes.

Monday - 06/17/2013, 05:45am EDT

Tags: max smith, beltway, transurban, Pierce Coffee, hot lanes

Beltway Express Lanes speed limit raised to 65 mph

The speed limit on the 495 Express Lanes will go up to 65 mph later this month after a study from the Virginia Department of Transportation concluded it would not pose a safety risk to drivers.

Saturday - 06/08/2013, 07:32am EDT

Tags: ari ashe, vdot, Joan Morris

Travel times come to I-66, but not to the Beltway Express Lanes

As the Virginia Department of Transportation unveils more travel times on I-66, the agency tells WTOP similar information near the 495 Express Lanes could be years away.

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 08:09am EDT

Tags: ari ashe, I-66,

No tolls on the Beltway Express Lanes this weekend

Drivers will get a chance to use the Beltway Express Lanes for free this April 6 and April 7, a move the lanes' operating company hopes will allow drivers to become more familiar with the toll lane.

Monday - 04/01/2013, 10:18am EDT

Tags: Pierce Coffee, ari ashe, free ride, sprawl & crawl, tolls, E-ZPass

Transurban: Express Lanes price depends on traffic

Less than three months since the Beltway Express Lanes opened in Fairfax County, listeners are telling WTOP that prices seem to be going up, even outside of rush hour.

Friday - 02/01/2013, 08:00am EST

Tags: sprawl and crawl, ari ashe, Pierce Coffee, transurban

Va. Beltway main lanes to get travel times estimates

A change the Virginia Department of Transportation hopes to make in the spring will give Capital Beltway drivers a better idea of whether it's worth their time and money to take the 495 Express Lanes.

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 09:33am EST

Tags: ari ashe, toll lanes, vdot

Weekend Wakeup: Beltway express lanes to open

All eyes will be on the Beltway this weekend, as the 495 Express Lanes make their debut between Braddock Road and the Dulles Toll Road in advance of the Monday morning rush hour.

Friday - 11/16/2012, 07:43pm EST

Tags: dave dildine, Weekend Wakeup,

WTOP Answer Desk: E-ZPass options

With Virginia's new Beltway Express Lanes due to open a week from Saturday, WTOP answers your questions about using E-ZPass.

Thursday - 11/08/2012, 09:59am EST

Tags: Hank Silverberg, E-ZPass, WTOP Answer Desk, traffic

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Fairfax County aims to change game for commuters

Fairfax County is moving quickly on transportation projects and the head of the county board of supervisors says it should all pay off for commuters.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 05:56am EDT

Tags: Sharon Bulova, Adam Tuss, 95 Express Lanes

Beltway project will be model for world

Virginia's transportation chief says the fast- moving Beltway Express Lanes project will be a model not just for the country -- but the rest of the world as well.

Thursday - 06/21/2012, 08:00am EDT

Tags: Adam Tuss,

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