Thursday, October 28, 2010

Airports Authority Unveils Updated Toll Road / Metrorail Proposals

According to the Connection newspaper, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority hosted an informational meeting on the updates to the Dulles Toll Road and how they relate to the ongoing construction of the Metro Silver Line and the HOT lanes on the Beltway.

New toll rates will be effective Jan. 1, 2011, with prices on the mainline plaza for two, three, four, five and six-axle vehicles rising by a quarter. Effective Jan. 1, 2012, they will go up another quarter. The price for ramps, which starts at 75 cents for two axles and goes up by a quarter per axle, will stay the same through 2012.
According to the MWAA, the Dulles Toll Road still has one of the cheapest toll-per-mile rates, currently at 13 cents per mile, and it will go up to 15 and 17 cents per mile in 2011 and 2012, respectively. To compare, the Dulles Greenway is 32 cents per mile during off-peak hours, and the Beltway HOT lanes will be 43 cents per mile, according to estimates from project sponsors.

Read the complete Connection article.

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