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Arlington County Board Files Lawsuit Over HOT Lanes

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The Arlington County Board has filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government's failure to conduct an environmental impact statement on what are known as HOT lanes. The acronym stands for High Occupancy Toll Lanes and refers to a proposal that would allow private companies to construct and maintain lanes on I-395.

Earlier this week the Virginia Department of Transportation announced that the project had been suspended indefinitely, because the company was having a hard time raising capital.

Michael Pope reports...


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