Some brief comments on errors in Ms. Hedgpeth's article:
- The article states, "Some toll road users and watchdog groups are concerned that even higher rates will be imposed eventually — perhaps as much as $17 per round trip . . ." Actually the fare quoted is for one way, not a round trip. It was calculated by Mr. Tom Cranmer, who has been tracking toll road developments for some time. It remains to be seen whether this future toll projection is correct, but Wilbur Smith Associates will be presenting its latest official toll forecast for MWAA later this month.
- Later in the article, it states, "The toll increases (for future decades) were agreed to years ago." Actually, the only rates that have been agreed to are those that run through 2013--and these need re-confirmation by the MWAA Board on an annual basis. In that regard, tolls will go up a quarter at the main gate beginning January 1, 2012. The rest are just forecasts.