Hampton Roads HOT Lane Tolls Will Make Metro DC Commuters Envious

WTOP News reports that motorists who choose to use the future I-66 HOT lanes “may feel some pangs of jealousy when they see the bill. Toll prices in a similar conversion of HOV lanes to HOV or toll lanes in the Hampton Roads area are expected to be just a fraction of the cost. A Virginia Department of Transportation presentation to the Commonwealth Transportation Board last week indicated that expected tolls on the stretch of Interstate 64 between Interstate 564 and just beyond Interstate 264 would be less than $2.” According to Virginia transportation department chief Aubrey Layne, the difference in toll rates reflects “two different markets.”