Peak Cost to Drive on DC’s 495 Express Lanes Continues to Grow with Increased Motorist Use

WJLA reports, “Earlier this year, a funny thing started happening on the way to work for a group commuters in the DC region. They began noticing higher prices in the 495 Express Lanes, going from $18 to $24, and all the way up to $29 and $30.” Mike McGurk, a spokesman for Transurban, tells the station “prices are rising because traffic is getting heavier and he says fewer people are taking Metro. Despite the increases, McGurk says use of the 495 Express Lanes has jumped 20 percent in the past year, ‘So while folks are paying higher tolls they’re actually saving more time too.’”