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Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:24 PM

The I-66 Beltway toll hit $46.50 on Tuesday

The toll on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway reached $46.50 for a solo driver during the Tuesday morning rush, just below a record of $47.25 set last month.

Michelle Holland, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Transportation, said there wasn’t a specific cause for the spike in the toll price.

“Tolls are based on congestion,” she said. “The more congested it is, the higher the toll, and that’s how we manage demand for the lanes so people who are on the lanes have free-flowing traffic.”

The I-66 tolls, which are meant to encourage drivers to carpool or use public transportation inside the Beltway, have raised criticism among some drivers since they began in December. Solo drivers who travel on those 10 miles of I-66 at peak periods are charged based on a “dynamic pricing” system that changes every six minutes, depending on traffic volumes and speeds.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/02/13/the-toll-on-i-66-inside-the-beltway-hit-46-50-on-tuesday/?utm_term=.6a15bca84881

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Reply The I-66 Beltway toll hit $46.50 on Tuesday (Original post)
EarthFirst Feb 2018 OP
leftyladyfrommo Feb 2018 #1
BoneyardDem Feb 2018 #2
EarthFirst Feb 2018 #4
crazylikafox Feb 2018 #3
EarthFirst Feb 2018 #5
onethatcares Feb 2018 #8
oasis Feb 2018 #6
gibraltar72 Feb 2018 #7
unblock Feb 2018 #9
FSogol Feb 2018 #10
MineralMan Feb 2018 #11
Stinky The Clown Feb 2018 #12

Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:33 PM

1. ?46.50 one way?

How do people afford that?

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:35 PM

2. that is outrageous. is it privitized?

 

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:36 PM

3. This is Trump's infrastructure plan.

I'm not joking. This is how he thinks he can pay for it. Give (sell for a pittance) our roads & bridges to his cronies, & let them charge us whatever they want to let us use them.

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Response to crazylikafox (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:45 PM

5. +1

It’s a trillion dollar giveaway!

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Response to crazylikafox (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:56 PM

8. and the maintenance will suffer

due to profitablility. Can't be spending those dollars on the upkeep of anything, gotta bet another island and an airplane to get to it on.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:47 PM

6. Make America Great Again

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:49 PM

7. I wrote a letter to the editor

several years ago and predicted that would be Republicans solution. Give the roads and bridges that we paid for to private entities. Then they would charge us to use the roads and bridges we originally paid for. Great deal huh.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 07:57 PM

9. every 6 minutes? do you have the opportunity to change lanes if the price goes up??

even if you do, it's crazy to have to make a price-based decision and possible lane change every 6 minutes.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:29 PM

10. It is free if you have 2 or more people in your car. N/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 08:54 PM

11. That's important information.

Thanks.

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Response to EarthFirst (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:04 PM

12. Multiply this by tens of thousands of times and you have Trump's "Infrastructure Plans"

Privatize them and make his golfing friends richer.

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