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Dulles Advisory Committee to Issue Toll Hike Opinion

Advisory group to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority will discuss proposed rate increases, financing

As questions over Dulles toll increases and Silver Line funding continue, the Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee — which advises the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on the Dulles Corridor — is preparing to give its own opinion on the issues.

The group will meet at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 in Herndon to hear updates about finance and construction of the Silver Line metrorail project, and also make recommendations on proposed toll rate hikes.

The committee, formed in 2007, has eight members: two each from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the airports authority.

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova is serving as chair of the committee; County Executive Ed Long also serves on the committee. 

Loudoun County is represented by Board of Supervisors Chair Scott K. York and County Administrator Tim Hemstreet.

The group has met twice a year for the past several years. While the committee's purview includes any and all improvements to the corridor, the roadway and changes in toll structure, much of its discussion has involved Metrorail progress.

DCAC's meeting will begin at 11 a.m. Oct. 5 at The Center for Innovative Technology – CIT Complex, The Briefing Room (Level P-1), 2214 Rock Hill Road, Herndon. The meeting is open to the public.  

See also:

  • Letter: AAA Opposed to MWAA's Toll Plans
  • Users Talk Tolls at Reston MWAA Meeting
  • LTE: MWAA’s Cost-cutting Excuse Don’t Add Up
Don mackintosh September 23, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Another toll increase!!!!! This will be the 3rd increase! What are we doing with this money?? I am totally against a toll increase
chefgio1 September 23, 2012 at 01:04 PM
Virginia!!! What is wrong with you. Are you going to allow this to happen? Have so many liberals from the North East moved in so that we can not govern ourselves any more? Having Bulova on this committee ensure passage of any increase and as Connolly she has given Fairfax's soul away. What has she done to give us relief? Some of us in the name of saving this Commonwealth and country , need to pick up arms again for a second revolution and or Civil War. This is got to stop. Its fine to lose an election to these Marxists when the country is stable but not now. Its too fragile. Let Virginia be the birth place of the second revolution!!!!!!
Bob Bruhns September 23, 2012 at 05:18 PM
People need to understand that the plan is to increase these tolls for about thirty years. The general plan for the past year has been that they will rise to about $6.75 in 2012 dollars, and continue to increase in future dollars to keep up with inflation. The plan is this: (prices are for 2-axle vehicles such as typical cars) (Present) $2.25 January 2013: $2.75 January 2014: $3.50 January 2015: $4.50 After January 2015, there is some dispute. The April, 2012 CDM Smith plan said it would increase to $6.75 in January 2018, and increase $2 every 5 years, to $18.75 in 2048. Jack Potter of MWAA says it can't be predicted that far forward. The CDM Smith report showed a jump to $4.50 in January 2013. Reportedly, the $150 million taxpayer money from Virginia is being used to pay down the tolls a bit until 2015, resulting in the 2013 and 2014 numbers shown above. My prediction is that most of the tolls will be paid down with taxpayer money. After tens of thousands of drivers avoid the Toll Road because of the toll hikes, and our local roads are jammed as a result, and people really, really scream as a result, it will finally be done. Taxpayers should have paid attention to the near-double prices of Dulles Rail construction, because those costs are headed home to roost. http://www.bruhns.us/civic/DullesRail/Dulles-Rail---Silver-Line-overcost-report---Bruhns.pdf
No Toll Increase September 24, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Who will the elected officials (Bulova and York) represent at this meeting? If they are going to represent their constituents, they must insist that the toll increases are not acceptable. MWAA's waste and corruption has: doubled the cost, delayed three years (33%), and destroyed public confidence in their ability to manage this project. It's time for Virginia to take the toll road back. Find out how at www.NoTOLLincrease.org

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