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Montgomery Co. Council Backs I-270 HOT Lanes

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By Natalie Neumann

The Montgomery County Council has endorsed a plan to add reversible high-occupancy toll lanes on parts of Interstate 270.

The new lanes, endorsed unanimously in an informal vote on Tuesday, would be free for carpools, vans and buses, but solo commuters would have to pay to use them. The proposal would widen the interstate north of Route 124 from three lanes in each direction.

According to the Washington Post, the majority of the council also endorsed a more expensive light rail system over bus rapid-transit for the proposed Corridor Cities Transitway from Shady Grove to Clarksburg.

The council is expected to formally endorse the positions next week.

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