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Feedback Sought on Proposed Toll Increases at Dulles Toll Road in 2019

by Fatimah Waseem June 26, 2018 at 10:15 am 21 Comments

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will hold a public hearing in Reston on July 17 to hear feedback on proposed rate increases along the Dulles Toll Road.

Under the proposal, commuters would pay fifty cents more at ramp plazas and seventy-five cents more at the mainline plaza beginning in 2019. According to the MWAA, rate increases are necessary to fund the Silver Line extension project and improvements on the Dulles Toll Road.

The public hearing is scheduled for July 17 from 5-8 p.m. at South Lakes High School (11400 South Lakes Drive). Two other hearings will be held at Spring Hill Elementary School in McLean and Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.

Attendees are encouraged to comment on how the planned toll increase of $1.25 for a typical Dulles Toll Road trip should be allocated between ramp and mainline plazas. The MWAA is also seeking comments on whether toll plaza lanes that allow customers to pay with cash should be converted to “E-ZPass only” tolling.

Comments on other operational improvements, including whether or not credit cards should be accepted at toll plaza lanes, are also encouraged.

MWAA representatives will be on site to discuss the proposal. Translators will also be available at each public hearing. The public engagement period will run from July 2 through August 3. Comments can be submitted to [email protected].

The MWAA’s board is expected to vote on planned toll increase later this year.

  • Willie Reston

    I’m sure they’ll take any and all feedback under serious consideration.

    • 30yearsinreston

      Is it April 1st

  • OneReally

    “Under the proposal, commuters would pay fifty cents
    more at ramp plazas and seventy-five cents more at the mainline plaza
    beginning in 2019. According to the MWAA, rate increases are necessary
    to fund the Silver Line extension project and improvements on the Dulles
    Toll Road.”

    Ken P instead of your hot air blowing each week. How about you fight to return our (fair share) money from Richmond. You let identify politics cloud your mind and the other kids take our money.

  • John

    Feedback: “We don’t want an increase, find money somewhere else”
    FFX: “No feedback received, thanks.”

  • Virginia Welfare

    Cute title, but they do they as they please. Can’t be “feedback” if it’s not considered.

    By the time this stupid silver line is completed- how much is the metro going to cost???

  • RERSRESQ

    Ken Plum is missing in action in defending Reston taxpayers and commuters. We are getting over taxed and paying huge fees to bailout the Metro that Plum said would lower transportation costs!?!? Oh, and by the way, he just added 400,000 more dependents to Medicaid to bailout Obamacare that he also told us would save us money. Fooled time and time again.

    • 30yearsinreston

      I wasnt fooled
      Plum is busy trying to get promoted from a Mr speaker (with a small s) to Mr Speaker
      He hasnt worked for Reston voters for decades

  • Why do you bother?

    As is noted in the article, send comments to [email protected]. I just sent mine.

    • 30yearsinreston

      The only response is : Petition denied

      • Why do you bother?

        Probably, but if I don’t act, I can’t complain.

        • Mike M

          UM, I hear ya but recall the DTR was supposed to suspend tolling when it was paid off. Instead we have seen skyrocketing toll plans.

          • 30yearsinreston

            It was paid off 20 years ago
            In the dead of night, Kaine, Plums buddy and Clinton bag man , then gave it away

          • Why do you bother?

            In the words of Jordan Klepper: Tell me something I DON’T know.

          • Mike M

            Um, . . . Trump is right on trade and immigration.

          • Why do you bother?

            Perhaps I should rephrase: Tell me something TRUE that I don’t know.

          • Mike M

            Just did. See, you didn’t know.

  • Greg

    Fully automate the toll-collection process (as it is in every other regional toll road) and pass the savings on to toll payers.

    Raise metro fares and let those who use the system pay more rather than those who never use it and drive (paying a myriad of other fees, insurance, and taxes in the process).

  • 30yearsinreston

    Here is my submission:

    Toll road users have paid more than their fair share for a Regional project that is supposed to benefit all the Washington region

    Find another cash cow

  • Chuck Morningwood

    I am so glad that my commute is only 3 miles and only involves crossing the DTR, not driving along it.

  • 30yearsinreston

    Question: anybody know if the MWAA have ever denied a toll road increase
    Why do they care as long as the Airport only remains toll free ?
    Let the FC suckers aka commuters continue to pay for the rail line that only benefits the airport and Loudon business

  • Bert W

    Enough! Just enough! Yet another example of our local officials making Reston unliveable “for our own good.”

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