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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

HOT HOT HOT

For some time, we here at the VACostCutting Blog have talked about alternative ideas to address Virginia's transportation needs. We've discussed various ideas about privatization, fixing a seriously flawed federal funding system, public-private partnerships for maintenance, as well as HOT lanes.

And now, HOT lanes are becoming a reality in Virginia.

The process of adding High Occupancy Toll lanes to the Capital Beltway in Virginia is under way, forcing motorists to be aware of new traffic patterns. The $1.9 billion project will introduce express toll lanes to the Beltway, allowing commuters to pay to use the lanes and speed past traffic delays in the normal travel lanes.


This is a good thing for Virginia commuters, and we look forward to seeing more innovative solutions to our transportation needs in the Commonwealth.

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