The possibility of HOV lanes on Fairfax County Parkway drew opposition from the public at a Board of Supervisors’ Transportation Committee meeting Tuesday afternoon.
A draft report to the General Assembly recommends either tolling both cars and trucks or implementing sales and gas tax increases along the I-81 corridor, similar to the taxes already in place in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.
States up and down the East Coast are taking their first look at charging drivers per mile — even on roads ostensibly without tolls — to raise money for road and bridge projects as existing gas taxes become less effective.
In Delaware and Pennsylvania, a system that would charge drivers based on the number of miles traveled as either a replacement for or in addition to the gas tax is moving forward.
WASHINGTON — Virginia is finalizing the details of how new road projects in the commonwealth will compete against each other for money to ease traffic, improve safety and boost the economy. Deputy Secretary of Transportation…
OLDTOWN, Md. (AP) — Allegany County authorities say damage from a recent storm has closed a private toll bridge over the Potomac River between the western Maryland community of Oldtown and Green Spring, W.Va. The…
Many drivers also think E-ZPass is who they call to solve the unpaid trip on the toll road. But that\’s not the case. And it\’s an error Christina Selbe of Fredericksburg made with her own unresolved tolls.
Drivers will see Interstate 495 in Virginia more
clearly marked after the opening of the new 495
Express Lanes confused drivers.
State Sen. John Watkins (R-Powhatan) proposed a plan that would increase Virginia\’s gas tax from 17.5 cents a gallon to 31.5 cents a gallon. The 14-cent increase would eliminate the need to add more toll roads.
The trend of paying a toll to drive faster may
be headed to a new level in Texas — where of
course, everything is bigger.
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