Alliance Urges Transportation Commission To Choose Wisely On I-66 Toll Revenue Investment
Alliance Urges Transportation Commission
To Choose Wisely on I-66 Toll Revenue Investment
Seventeen applications totaling $33 million have been submitted for an anticipated $10-$15 million in FY 2018 toll revenues. To see the entire list, click here.
At an April 5th public hearing the Alliance observed that many applications fall far short of meeting the people moving and congestion reduction standards and urged the NVTC to focus on those projects and services most likely to ” build public confidence” that toll revenues are being invested in “serious, difference-making” solutions.
Of those applications submitted, those recommended by the Alliance included:
- Fairfax Connector – Fairfax to Pentagon Service — $4.5 million
- Loudoun Transit – Dulles South to Wiehle-Reston — $1.7 million
- OminRide Manassas to Tysons — $1.1 million
- OminRide Linton Hall to Tysons — $1.1 million
- Flexible Van Pool Service – $318,000
Looking at the bigger picture, the Alliance recommended directing a significant portion of future toll revenue to constructing a third westbound lane to fix the “missing link” between the Sycamore Street and Washington Blvd. ramps to mirror the soon-to-be-constructed third eastbound lane.