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Friday, April 11, 2014

Greenway tolls go up on Friday, again, WTOP, April 11, 2014

Ari Ashe reports:
Tolls are already high on the Dulles Greenway, but starting Friday the rates will go even higher.
A one-way trip during rush hour jumps from $4.90 to $5.10, regardless of whether you pay with cash, credit card or E-ZPass. For commuters on the Dulles Toll Road, the trip will cost minimum $6.10 because of the exit fee. Round-trip, five days a week through the Dulles Toll Road could cost commuters $3,000 per year, or more.
"It is unbelievable that in the midst of a major investigation into the practices of the Greenway, the owners of the Greenway would seek yet another rate increase," says Del. David Ramadan of Loudoun County.
"It is even more unbelievable that the SCC decided to grant the increase prior to our challenge even being heard by the full commission. It clearly demonstrates that the deck is stacked against our commuters, on whose behalf I am fighting."
Ramadan is suing the owners of the Dulles Greenway . . . .
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Aside from the impact on Greenway users' wallets, the increased toll will also divert more commuters to local roads.  Restonians can anticipate more traffic on its north-south arterials, especially Fairfax County Parkway, as commuters from Loudoun County seek to avoid the Greenway tolls.

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