VDOT Apologizes for Skipping Public Comment on Allowing Trucks on I-66 Toll Lanes

WTOP News reports, “Virginia’s Department of Transportation apologized to local leaders [on October 19] for not letting the public comment on a hot topic — whether to let big rigs use toll lanes to be built outside the Capital Beltway on Interstate 66. ‘There was a decision made to consider multi-axle vehicles using the express lanes that did not go through a public process and we, basically, apologize to our Fairfax partners as well as our Prince William partners for that,’ said VDOT Deputy District Administrator Renée N. Hamilton.” The report adds, “A ruling on big-rig access is expected within the next couple weeks, Hamilton said. But even an approval to consider it won’t be final.”