Thursday, July 29, 2010

Rep. Wolf Says Dulles Greenway is "Highway Robbery"

Derek Kravitz (Washington Post) reports on the Dr. Gridlock blog that U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has once again urged Virginia transportation officials to reduce toll fares on the Dulles Greenway, calling fare hikes in recent years "highway robbery."
"It's a common refrain for Wolf, a longtime critic of the Greenway plan who has said the toll road has been unfairly aided by the "poorly drafted" 1988 law and heavy lobbying at the state level against proposals that would put an inflation-based toll-increase structure in place. Wolf sent a letter Wednesday to Virginia Transportation Secretary Sean T. Connaughton.

"Wolf also asked the state to force TRIP II to place signs near the main toll plaza and on roadways leading to the entrance with rate information, and to create a task force of state elected officials and citizens to "examine ways to make the road more user-friendly and potentially provide relief to drivers who use - or would use - the Greenway on a regular basis."

Fares on the Dulles Greenway now cost as much as $4.50 each way during rush hour commutes.

Read the complete Dr. Gridlock article, including the text of Wolf's letter.

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1 comment:

  1. I agree! Instead of increasing, try reducing it for once!