Loudoun County is moving to join the case against the operators of the Dulles Greenway and its expensive tolls.
With tolls exceeding five dollars whether you drive three or thirteen miles, State Delegate David Ramadan initiated a complaint against the owners of the Dulles Greenway last year. The owners are TRIP II and Macquarie Atlas Roads, and their critics contend they're charging high tolls in Virginia to finance projects elsewhere.
Now, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to join Delegate Ramadan's complaint.
"This is a trial like any other legal proceeding," explains Dulles District Supervisor Matt Letourneau. He wants the county to be able to question company officials and review evidence to make the case the Dulles Greenway tolls are artificially high.
"The ultimate goal is for the Greenway to follow the law, which states that the State Corporation Commission has the ability to intervene in toll rates if it can be proven that drivers are consciously avoiding the Greenway due to the tolls," he says.
The next State Corporation Commission hearing on the matter has been pushed back to November.