Buddy Can Spare a Buck…
Or Two or …?
The days of being asked to “spare a dime” are long gone.
It’s no longer a dime, and for Dulles Toll Road users it is not optional.
In fact Dulles Toll Road users are being forced to pay the lion’s share of the cost of Dulles Rail because federal, state and local elected officials have failed to provide adequate broader-based measures.
As a result, the base toll rate of $2.25 ($1.50 at the main toll plaza plus the $.75 ramp rate) is scheduled to double to $4.50 by 2015 with interim increases to $2.75 (2013) and $3.50 (2014).
Three public hearings are scheduled to solicit input on this proposal.
Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Stone Bridge High School - Cafeteria
43100 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA 20147
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
South Lakes High School - Cafeteria
11400 South Lakes Drive, Reston, VA 20191
Thursday, September 13, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Spring Hill Elementary School
8201 Lewinsville Road, McLean, VA 22102
The hearings will be in an open-house format with exhibits on the cost and financing of the Dulles Rail project and the project itself. Public comments may be submitted at the hearing, online or via mail. The public comment deadline is September 16th.
To view an “on-line” open house and submit your comments, click here.
Keep in mind tolls are the only tool currently available to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) to finance the difference between Dulles Rail’s actual cost and revenue currently provided by federal, state and local governments.
Tolls Will Continue to Go Up
Until Elected Officials
Provide New Resources to Bring them Down