After WTOP profiled two drivers facing bills totaling $30,000 for unpaid trips on the 495 Express Lanes, the toll operator of the lanes is defending itself against charges of price gouging.
Road tests have begun on new electronic tolling equipment along the future 95 Express Lanes in Northern Virginia.
An out-of-town driver hit the brakes suddenly at the entrance to the 495 Express Lanes and the three-car, fiery crash that followed sent five people to the hospital.
A Fairfax County man who commutes on the 495 Express Lanes each day was sent a court summons and told he\’d have to pay $6,000 in tolls, penalties and fees, WTOP Ticketbuster has learned.
With the 495 Express Lanes\’ one-year anniversary in the dust, more
information is being released about who uses the roadway and what drivers are
paying — however, the numbers show there are still fewer vehicles on the road than
More drivers are opting to use the almost year-old 495 Express Lanes in Virginia but still far fewer vehicles are in the tolled lanes than planners had expected.
After being open for about 10 months, commuters can give a report card on the I-495 Express Lanes.
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.
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
problems regarding the Beltway lanes.
Customers will soon pay more at the pump in Maryland, thanks to a new gas tax. But even that won\’t raise enough money for one project.
More people are using the 495 Express Lanes in Virginia but the increase in traffic in the lanes\’ first six months has been slow.
Virginia\’s Beltway Express Lanes are starting out
as a money-loser.
Less than three months since the Beltway Express
Lanes opened in Fairfax County, listeners are
telling WTOP that prices seem to be going up,
outside of rush hour.
WASHINGTON – Virginia State Police are urging commuters to study up on the new 495 Express Lanes before driving into work Monday morning. The new lanes opened to a rocky start Saturday with multiple accidents…
With the new Express Lanes on Interstate 495
opening this year, Northern
Virginia drivers are being urged to get their
ZPass transponders now — before their commutes