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Virginia State Police will step up patrols to catch Express Lanes cheaters. Drivers who don't have E-ZPass transponders will be caught.
With the new Express Lanes on Interstate 495 opening this year, Northern Virginia drivers are being urged to get their E- ZPass transponders now -- before their commutes change dramatically.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he trusts Virginia's transportation leaders are making the right move with the soon-to-open Beltway Express Lanes.
Don't expect to see 18-wheelers on the Capital Beltway's Express Lanes when they open in December.
Drivers may soon have to ask themselves if they are willing to pay a toll or join a carpool to get to work faster.
By the end of 2012, two new Express Lanes will be open on the Beltway between Springfield and just north of the Dulles Toll Road. Carpools with three or more people can use the lanes, which promise a minimum speed around 45 miles per hour, for free.
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Drivers in Virginia will now have to pay for the convenience of zipping through an increasing number of toll facilities.
The National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board is expected to approve a $1 billion financing plan for I-95/395 express lanes that would run from Garrisonville Road in Stafford County to about Edsall Road in Fairfax County.
When it comes to choosing between a car and a bus, most commuters choose their own vehicle because they can control when they leave and when they arrive. But a new push to create Beltway express lanes could change that.