Two bills designed to ease the sticker shock of I-66 rush-hour tolling inside the Beltway in different ways advanced in the House; their fate in the Senate is uncertain.
As Virginia works out kinks in rush-hour tolling for solo drivers on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway, a House of Delegates subcommittee effectively killed one of numerous legislative efforts to stop the tolls.
Virginia Republican lawmakers say they plan to introduction legislation next week to bring toll relief to Northern Virginia commuters, including by cutting new tolling hours on Interstate 66.
Is it cheaper to pay a toll to drive on Interstate 66 during the rush hour or cheaper to ride public transit? That’s the question that some commuters are weighing since tolling began four weeks ago.
Of those considering changes to their commute since tolls began along Interstate 66, carpooling or slugging was the fourth most popular option, according to a WTOP survey of Northern Virginia commuters.
After $40 and higher tolls on Interstate 66 grabbed headlines, WTOP surveyed commuters to find out what’s working and what’s not with the new tolls.
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Plans could include allowing part of the money to support a public-private partnership to build a new Rosslyn Metro station or to construct a wider Long Bridge that carries trains over the Potomac.
We all know the inbound toll topped out at $40 for solo drivers last week, but how many people actually paid that? What was the average? How many cars were on the road during rush hour, and how far did they go? VDOT provides the numbers.
Slugging has been a staple on Interstate 95 for more than 40 years, but with growing complaints about the tolls on the express lanes of I-66, some people hope that slugging can take root there as well.
Neither snow nor rain nor the gloom of an early sunset will keep the Interstate 66 tolls for solo drivers and the newly expanded HOV hours from kicking in on weekdays.
With tolls for solo drivers on the Interstate 66 express lanes inside the Beltway spiking to as high as $40 in the first few days of operation, a Republican member of a Virginia transportation panel is calling for immediate changes. But Virginia Secretary of State Aubrey Layne says “squeezing out the single drivers” is what policymakers wanted all along.
With Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway tolls starting Dec. 4, here are some answers to questions about upcoming rules and impacts to side roads.
WTOP listeners submitted a series of questions about the cost of tolls and how drivers will pay, which WTOP took to state transportation officials.
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