Transurban Ltd., the builder and long-term operator of the Interstate 495 and Interstate 95 express lanes, has moved its U.S. headquarters from New York to Fairfax County. The company operates two toll roads in the U.S., both in Virginia.
Transurban spokeswoman Pierce Coffee said the company shuttered its former New York headquarters earlier this month and has designated as its U.S. headquarters an 8,000-square-foot office it leases from the Virginia Department of Transportation at 6440 General Green Way.
It’s not a huge relocation by any means. No employees were relocated. Transurban, which has leased the space from VDOT since October 2011, employs about 50 people in Fairfax. The 82,293-square-foot building also serves as the operations center for the express lanes. The company’s world headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia.
Still, the move gives Fairfax County another national headquarters.
“As we celebrated the opening of the 495 Express Lanes in Fairfax County last fall, Governor [Bob] McDonnell urged us during the ceremony to move our U.S. headquarters to Virginia,” Jennifer Aument, Transurban’s group general manager for North America, said in a new release issued by McDonnell’s office. “We’re pleased to officially call Virginia our home base as we continue to partner with Virginia on innovative transportation solutions that keep Virginians moving.”
The Beltway high-occupancy toll lanes opened last year, while the I-95 toll lanes, which will connect Stafford County with the Springfield interchange and Edsall Road, are scheduled to open in early 2015.
Staff reporter Daniel J. Sernovitz contributed to this report.