leopard ugg boots 66 Inside the Beltway tolls now active
Tolling on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway officially began Monday morning, Dec.
The I 66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes, which the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) describes as the first peak period, all lanes, dynamically tolled roadway in the country, gives single occupant drivers the option to pay a toll in order to use the interstate during rush hours on weekdays. Route 29, though motorcycles can currently travel toll free without an E Z Pass.
While solo drivers must pay a toll regardless, vehicles with two or more people can travel I 66 for free during peak hours with an E Z Pass Flex transponder switched to the HOV mode. They can also visit AAA Mid Atlantic locations, Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) centers, and select Wegmans and Giant Food locations.
In addition, VDOT will provide E Z Pass and E Z Pass Flex devices for vehicles that do not already have one.
NOTE: Current exemptions for vehicles traveling to and from Dulles International Airport and vehicles with clean special fuel license plates will no longer be in effect with the new I 66 Inside the Beltway rules.
All road users can still travel for free during off peak periods, including during weekends.
As with the I 95 and 495 express lanes, the I 66 Inside the Beltway Express Lanes use dynamic tolling, meaning that prices will adjust based on traffic volumes in order to ensure commuters have a reliable trip of at least 45 miles per hour.
When demand for the lanes is greater, the toll will be higher, and when it is weaker, the toll prices will be lower.
VDOT advises drivers to plan ahead for their commutes and to consider carpooling or taking a bus.
Travelers can also consider taking advantage of the I 66 Commuters Choice program, a series of transit oriented projects designed to provide more multimodal options in the I 66 corridor.
VDOT launched the first batch of projects in the program on Sept. 20, and Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne said that they are expected to move an additional 5,000 people through the corridor every day.
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