dulles toll road
A 33 year old man who evaded tolls and the notices-to-pay-toll and the penalties on the Dulles Toll Road managed to run up a bill of $200,000, according to NBC News in Washington. The man, Jason Bourcier admits he regularly drove through the open road toll lanes on nightly trips from his home in Herndon to work in Washington DC. without an E-ZPass account.
2013-10-15: There aren't many pikes like this in America now! Dulles Toll Road (DTR) revenues are up 24% over last year according to a report to the monthly meeting of directors this week and heading to the $125m mark for the full year. The strong revenue is the result of toll rate increases and the strong willingness-to-pay of motorists in Northern Virginia's relatively affluent Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
2013-09-19: The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) operator of the Dulles Toll Road (DTR) is planning to get E-ZPass electronic toll (ET) usage to "above 90%" before considering a transition to open road tolling. MWAA staffer Chris Browne said this in a slide in a presentation to the Dulles Corridor committee this week.
TransCore is being awarded a $16.5m on-call maintenance and conversion contract at the Dulles Toll Road toll collection system. The uncompeted contract is justified by the operator Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on the grounds that their price is "fair & reasonable" and that the existing 17 year old toll system was developed by TransCore in the first place and they have proprietary rights to the equipment and software so it "can only be repaired/replaced by the incumbent (contractor)."
Will G-Men pay the tolls? That's the question. The FBI with 11,000 head office staff has outgrown its offices at the J Edgar Hoover building in downtown Washington DC, they say. And it may move most 25 miles west to Loudoun County Virginia to one of a number of sites in the VA267 corridor - centered on the contiguous Dulles Toll Road and Dulles Greenway.
No-toll-increase groups are wising up to the doubletalk of opportunistic local pols! Republican state Delegate Joe May from the Leesburg area takes the prize for having it every which way gets him good press at the time.
Dulles Toll Road toll hikes confirmed 22% Jan 1 2013, 27% 2014 for train subsidy, 2015 deferred while non-toll $s hunted
2012-11-14: Struggling to finance $3.02 billion of its $5.6 billion rail line with toll revenue bonds the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) decided today to put firmly in place two years of toll increases but to defer a decision on recommended increases in the third year. Tolls for the typical trip in a car on the 13.4 mile tollroad in the western part of the Washington DC metro area will rise from $2.25 to $2.75 (22%) January 1 2013 and to
Clash between Metro Washington authority and US Sectrans LaHood over tolls versus US $s for Dulles Rail
2012-10-11: A major clash has erupted between the Dulles Toll Road operator Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) and US Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) which has been perpetually in the news with negative stories deserves credit for one major improvement to their Dulles Airport Access/Dulles Toll Road (DAAH/DTR) connections to the VA/I-495 Capital Beltway near Tysons Corner in northern Virginia.
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) operator of the Dulles Toll Road since October 2009 has a 30 day public comment period running down on a decision to double typical ramp+mainline tolls for cars:
The average trip on the tollroad is about 10 miles long so the tolls go from around 22c/mile to around 45c/mile.
MWAA says Informational exhibits, including an “On-Line Open House,” are now available at www.mwaa.com/tollroad