WTOP's Neal Augenstein contributed to this report.WASHINGTON - One Virginia lawmaker wants to make sure residents living along the Dulles Toll Road have a say about future rate hikes.
Starting Saturday, drivers will have to pay an extra quarter at the main plaza of the Dulles Toll Road. But a new bill from Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Fairfax/Loudoun) would require approval from the boards of supervisors in Fairfax and Loudoun counties before tolls are raised in the future on the road and greenway (emphasis added) . . .Click here for the rest of this new article. Here is a link to the proposed legislation. Here is the bottom line in the legislation:
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this section, no increase in any toll shall be charged or collected by the operator unless such increase shall have been approved by a majority vote of the governing body of every county, city, and town through which the facility for the highway controlled by the operator passes.It will be very interesting to see what kind of reception this draft legislation receives in the Virginia legislature!