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A board that oversees two Washington-region airports and is handling the construction of a multibillion-dollar Metrorail extension to Washington Dulles International Airport will expand by four members after a vote by the D.C. Council.
A federal court could ultimately decide how much drivers pay to use the Dulles Toll Road.
Opponents call it "Tollmageddon," but operators of the Dulles Toll Road say big toll hikes are necessary to help pay for the Dulles Rail project.
The board that governs Washington's two major airports took steps Wednesday to address complaints of cronyism and lavish spending by terminating a six-figure employment contract for a former board member and tightening its internal travel policies.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is now taking public comments on its proposed rate increases along the Dulles Toll Road.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority released a proposed set of toll increases Wednesday that would put the cost of a trip through the mainline toll plaza and one off-ramp at $2.75 for next year, $3.50 in 2014 and $4.50 in 2015.
Consultant Gregory Shea made about $7,000 an hour to talk about "change."
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