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.
A Montgomery County man is fighting a more than $24,000 bill from Transurban for 23 trips along the 495 Express Lanes due to an E-ZPass glitch.
To save a few minutes off on their commute through Virginia,
many travelers pay to use the 495 Express Lanes. Now, commuters can get a
week of rides in the fast lanes.
For drivers who lease their vehicle, toll bills might not ever arrive in their mail box and if they do, there might be extra fees tacked on because of how the cars are registered as one Fredericksburg woman learned.
New pavement markings have been added at six entry points to the
495 Express Lanes in Virginia in an attempt to make it easier for drivers to
choose the proper lane, whether entering the E-ZPass-only Express Lanes or staying
on the regular Capital Beltway travel lanes.
Drivers in the D.C. area are sending text messages and
talking behind the wheel more than last year, despite an increased number of
construction projects that clutter roadways and make the practice even more
dangerous, a new report finds.
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
AAA Mid-Atlantic looks back at the best and worst in transportation issues around D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
This weekend marks one year since the 495 Express Lanes opened, but drivers still struggle with whether a consistently fast commute — even during rush hour — is worth the price.
The rain made the morning commute along the Capital Beltway slow and dreary.
For many drivers, the faster ride on the 495 Express Lanes may have looked enticing —
saw the toll rate.
This week, a one-month comment period for drivers to suggest
ways to improve the 495 Express Lanes closed, with some suggestions as zany as
setting up a drive-through coffee shop on the toll lanes.
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.
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