More than 1M drivers skipped paying on Dulles Toll Road

WASHINGTON – It’s a problem taking a bit of a toll on Virginia transportation.

The Washington Examiner reports that new numbers show drivers traveled on the Dulles Toll Road without paying more than 1 million times last year.

Only about 95,000 drivers were cited for the violation, meaning fewer than one in every 10 violators got a ticket.

Rob Yingling — a spokesman for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which operates the toll road — tells the Examiner the violations were caused by things like equipment glitches and drivers going through a closed lane before it could be blocked off, and that the violation rate is comparatively low.

More than 100 million tolls were paid on the road in the last calendar year, the Examiner says. Toll road revenue is a major part of funding for Metro’s new Silver Line.

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