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Virginia Delegate Fights Toll Increase On Dulles Greenway

One Virginia lawmaker argues the Dulles Greenway shouldn't have a flat toll, but one based on distance.
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One Virginia lawmaker argues the Dulles Greenway shouldn't have a flat toll, but one based on distance.

Whether tolls should be raised again on the Dulles Greenway will be argued before the State Corporation Commission today.

State Del. David Ramadan is challenging a request to raise the tolls again, this time to $4.90 one-way. His cause is boosted by a petition signed by thousands of residents who say they avoid the Greenway because the tolls are too high.

The Loudoun County Republican submitted more than 1,200 pages of documents before arguing his case today.

Ramadan says the toll you pay should be based on how much of the 14-mile highway you travel. Right now, motorists pay the full toll whether they drive two miles or all 14.

Ramadan says state law allows the Commission to reduce tolls if drivers are avoiding the Greenway because of the cost. The Greenway is owned by Toll Road Investors Partnership II, known as Trip II, based in Sterling, Va.

The company says the toll hike is necessary so it can earn a profit on the highway.

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