I-66 toll hits $40 on Day 2. Virginia transportation chief: ‘No one has to pay a toll.’

The Washington Post » Dynamic toll pricing for Interstate 66 started on Tuesday. At about 8 a.m., a driver entering the interstate at the Beltway would have paid $36.50. Minutes later, the toll reached $40. That tops the peak toll of Monday’s debut commute, which reached $34.50. The toll fee rises and falls with traffic congestion.

2017-12-11T15:46:11-08:00December 5th, 2017|Highways, Tolling, Virginia|

McAuliffe announces USDOT approval of federal loan for I-66 public-private partnership

Augusta Free News » Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the United States Department of Transportation issued its approval to provide a $1.2 billion Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for the I-66 Outside the Beltway public-private partnership transportation project.

2017-10-20T14:27:02-08:00October 19th, 2017|Federal Programs, Highways, Public-Private Partnerships, Tolling, Virginia|

Traffic hypocrisy in Richmond

The Washington Post »

This Editorial discusses carpool lane violators and describes some of the proposed bills Virginia state legislators are considering to address the heavy traffic congestion on the Interstate 66 (I-66) corridor inside and outside the Beltway. Proposals include prohibiting tolls on I-66, and widening the road on either side of the Beltway.

2016-12-06T23:34:05-08:00January 24th, 2016|Roads, Tolling, Virginia|

Fairfax supervisors endorse I-66 HOT lanes plan

The Washington Post »

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) plans to rebuild a 25-mile stretch of Interstate 66 (I-66) along the Capital Beltway so it would have three regular lanes and two high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes in each direction. Construction would being in 2017 with completion expected by 2021. However, a “preferred alternative” for the highway and funding for the project are still to be determined. According to the project’s website, it is estimated to cost $3 billion and would likely be done through a public-private partnership (P3).

2016-12-06T23:34:05-08:00October 20th, 2015|Public-Private Partnerships, Roads, Tolling, Virginia|
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