VDOT’s I-66 HOT Lanes System Will Challenge DC Motorists

In The Washington Post, Dr. Gridlock posts another report on last week’s ceremonial start-up of VDOT’s I-66 inside-the-beltway HOT lanes project. He notes that Arlington County leaders, “who might have been expected to shun a project that would do anything other than close the interstate,” are actually supporting these HOT lanes, in part because the state agreed to finance programs “to help commuters leave their cars behind.” The doctor also discusses the complexity of introducing metro DC drivers to an express lane system that differs from the ones on I-495 and I-95.