MWAA opens public comment period on proposed doubling of tolls on Dulles Toll Road
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
Three public meetings are scheduled.
The three year staging of the toll increase is a concession to critics. It had previously been planned as a single jump.
MWAA needs the extra revenue to support a financing plan for construction of a $5.5b to $6b passenger rail line in the corridor. According to all the forecasts mass transit will continue to be provided by cars.