July 5, 2018
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is hosting three public hearings to inform and solicit comments from the community about proposed toll rate increases along the Dulles Toll Road. These rate increases, which will be voted on by the Airports Authority Board of Directors later in 2018, would take effect in 2019 and support the construction of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Silver Line Extension Project and improvements along the Dulles Toll Road.
The public information hearings will be conducted from 5 to 8 p.m., as follows:
There will be informational exhibits related to the Dulles Toll Road and planned improvements that may be made, the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Silver Line Extension Project, the revenue projections associated with the proposed toll rate increases and how this additional revenue will be spent. Representatives from the Airports Authority will be present to discuss these items.
Translators will be available at each public hearing to assist Spanish-speaking participants and persons with disabilities. Individuals wishing translation services for another language should contact the Airports Authority at 703-253-5899 at least 72 hours in advance of the public hearing they plan to attend.
The public comment period on the proposed toll rate increases will run from July 2 through August 3, 2018. An “online open house” is available athttp://www.dullestollroad.com/toll/toll-setting-process throughout the comment period. It contains an explanation of the informational exhibits and a comment form.
MWAA Public Comment Period, c/o HNTB
2900 South Quincy Street, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22206
The Authority is inviting comments on the following topics:
1. Whether the proposed increase of $1.25 in the cost of a typical Dulles Toll Road trip should be allocated as proposed between the ramp and mainline toll plazas (i.e., a 50-cent increase at the ramp plazas and a 75-cent increase at the mainline plaza) or should be allocated in a different manner between the ramp and mainline plazas
2. Whether, at a future date to be determined, the Dulles Toll Road’s toll plaza lanes that allow customers to pay in cash should be converted to “E-ZPass only” (or open road tolling), similar to newer toll facilities
3. Whether, at a future date to be determined, credit cards should be accepted in certain Dulles Toll Road toll plaza lanes, similar to the Dulles Greenway and other toll facilities
4. Whether any other operational improvements should be made to the Dulles Toll Road.