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Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Changing Dulles Toll Road Forecasts: A Graphic View

The following graphs display the changing revenue, traffic, and toll forecasts Wilbur Smith Associates (WSA), now known as CDMSmith (CDMS) has produced in its 2005, 2009, and 2012.  The values are taken from the respective reports and are all presented in future dollars.

The following are the important trends:
  • Forecast revenue requirements increase to meet more realistic financing costs.
  • Forecast tolls increase to meet the higher revenue requirements.
  • Higher tolls lead to reduced traffic demand--and even higher tolls.

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