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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Reston unrest over old Dulles Toll Road toll system and its disparate per mile tolls,, June 4, 2012

By Peter Samuel
2012-06-04: Crude cash based toll systems don't arouse equity concerns when tolls are low, but push them up to what the traffic will bear - to revenue maximizing levels - and people look much more closely. Now the Metro Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) is pushing Dulles Toll Road toll rates to the skies to try finance a multi-$billion rail transit extension, and it is facing demands for per-mile toll rates from Reston, about halfway along the northern Virginia pike.

A recent Reston Citizens Association (RCA) pamphlet is headed up "Exorbitant Reston Toll Costs per Mile."

It says: "MWAA must install distance-based tolling on the Dulles Toll Road to prevent the gross inequity in cost-per-mile for Reston and other partial-length toll road users."

The Dulles Toll Road (DTR) currently has one mainline toll plaza near its east end (by Tysons) plus identical ramp tolls at interchanges to the west. . . .
Click here for the rest of this TollRoadsNews article on DTR tolling and more.  

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