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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."
A dispute over union labor may be so deep that it could jeopardize construction of the second phase of Metro rail extension to Dulles International Airport.
A federal audit of the board that oversees Dulles and Reagan airports is questioning the board's policies for awarding contracts and reimbursing travel expenses.
It was just one of many items in a huge $85 billion two year state budget plan but it could make a difference in commute costs over the next few years for drivers who use the Dulles Toll Road.
A battle over who will build the next phase of the Dulles Rail project may have a big impact on some proposed toll increases.
A big step forward for the Dulles Rail Project Tuesday, as Metro riders could be on a train to the Airport in just a few years.