VA Authorizes Use of I-66 Inside the Beltway Tolls for Carpooling and Transit Alternatives

The Washington Post’s Dr. Gridlock (Robert Thomson) reports, “Virginia’s top policymaking panel on transportation gave unanimous approval [on July 28] to 10 programs supporters say will make travel easier when the rush-hour toll lanes open on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway next summer. State officials want these services — basically, programs that help people leave their cars behind for trips in the I-66 corridor — to be ready to go when the high-occupancy toll lanes are ready to launch.” The doctor adds that these toll-funded “the traffic-easing programs” are a unique feature of VDOT’s “Transform 66” program.