NEWSSTAND

Virginians Continue to Face Rising Tolls on 66

0 Shares

Tolls on I-66, a Northern Virginia route that is infamous for congestion during rush house, have continued to rise.

According to commuters, on January 18th, tolls were projected at $47.25 during rush hour, despite there be nothing abnormal on the route.

Little Choice for Commuters

66 is a major highway into Washington, DC from the Nothern Virginia area. Before tolls were put into place in December, congestion was controlled by legally requiring all cars to contain at least two passengers to commute.

On December 4th, tolls were implemented requiring all drivers to have an EZ-Pass.

HOV compliant cars are still exempt from paying, but cars with less than two passengers face tolls. Depending on when they commute, these fees could be over $40.00 per day.

The new system has been plagued with backlash. For many Virginians, 66 is their most direct route to work in DC proper.

On Tuesday, the website and app that predict the toll price experienced a glitch which caused sticker shock when commuters saw the $39.00 toll on their bills. As of yet, no refunds will be issued for any commuter who chose 66 based on the absent tolling info.

0 Shares

Take action on this issue

VDOT: End the Astronomical I-66 Tolls

Instead of a moderate toll fee, people must shell out hundreds of dollars each month – and thousands each year – to use a road they have already paid for by their tax dollars. A nominal fee is one thing, but more than $40 for a one-way trip is patently abusive. Sign this petition to tell VDOT to end these astronomical tolls!

Sign this petition:

More articles you may be interested in

GOP Budget Passes House, Paves Way for Tax Overhaul

The GOP’s $4 trillion budget passed the House of Representatives this week. This marks an important step on the path to tax reform. The budget passed the House narrowly, with a margin of 216-212. Twenty Republicans voted against the plan, along with Democrats. This suggests that tax reform faces significant obstacles if it is to […]

Top