Starting Jan. 1, you will pay more to drive on the Dulles Toll Road. The cost will go up again in January 2014. News4 Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss reports.
Drivers are about to pay more to ride the Dulles Toll Road, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority decided today.
One-way tolls will go up 50 cents Jan. 1, from $2.25 to $2.75. Then, on Jan. 1 2014, the tolls will jump another 75 cents to $3.50.
The airports authority voted on the increase at a meeting today, as live-tweeted by News4 Transportation Reporter Adam Tuss.
"For perspective, 50 cent hike starting Jan 1 is like an additional $20 per month for a driver who commutes both ways on Dulles Toll Road," Tuss tweeted from the meeting.
The higher tolls will be charged in two places. For the 50-cent, 2013 increase, the toll will rise by 25 cents at the mainline toll plaza and another 25 cents at an on/off ramp.
For the 2014 increase, the toll at the mainline toll plaza will go up another .75 cents. The toll at the on/off ramps will stay the same.
A large portion of toll road revenue is helping finance the Metro Silver Line extension, which is designed to link Dulles International Airport with the D.C. Metro system.