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New Toll Structure for The Dulles Greenway on January 1

From Dulles Greenway:

Dulles Toll Road New Rate Goes Into Effect on January 1

From MWAA:

Effective January 1, 2012, the toll rate on the Dulles Toll Road will increase by 25 cents at the Main Toll Plaza to $1.50. Toll rates on the on/off ramps will remain 75 cents.

A three-year schedule for new toll rates was approved by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors in November 2009 after conducting a series of public hearings. This included toll rate increases of 25 cents at the Main Toll Plaza each January through 2012. Public hearings and Board action would be required for any future rate changes along the Toll Road beyond 2012.

Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee Meeting Scheduled for December 20

From MWAA:

The Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee (DCAC) will meet on Tuesday, December 20, at 1:00 p.m. at the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project Office in the 1st Floor Conference Room, located at 1593 Spring Hill Road in Vienna, VA  22182. This meeting is open to the public.

The DCAC is an eight-member committee that advises the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on issues related to the management, improvement and expansion of the Dulles Corridor, as well as future changes to toll rates on the Dulles Toll Road to fund roadway improvements and the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project.

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

Traffic Signals Ready for Holiday Shoppers in Northern Virginia

From VDOT News:

FREDERICKSBURG—The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) will activate its annual holiday traffic signal timing pattern to help motorists travel around 16 major shopping centers in Northern Virginia from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day.

Holiday signal timing in Northern Virginia has been in place for more than a decade to accommodate a seasonal influx of vehicles near shopping areas. The temporary pattern is created using time- and intersection-specific traffic data from previous years.

VDOT adjusts the signal timing at more than 200 intersections in Northern Virginia. Engineers will also use traffic cameras to monitor conditions around especially congested areas such as Tysons Corner and make adjustments to help keep traffic moving.

Sobriety Checkpoint Friday Night in Eastern Loudoun

From Loudoun Sheriff:

Loudoun County, VA:  The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint Friday, November 18, 2011, in Eastern Loudoun County.  
The sobriety checkpoint will be held from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.  The Sheriff’s Office designed the checkpoints to raise public awareness and to discourage impaired driving. 
“Our ultimate goal is to ensure the roads are safe for all motorists by achieving voluntary compliance with the drinking and driving laws,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson. “If you drink and drive, we’re going to catch you,” added Simpson.  
Members of the Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure

Capital Bikeshare Introduces New Price Structure


Earlier this week, Capital Bikeshare announced several changes to its membership offerings, revised the cost of its 24-hour membership and introduced a new pricing structure for casual members.

Starting November 3, 2011, Capital Bikeshare will offer a 3-day pass for $15. The current 5-day pass will be discontinued. The change better aligns with the average stay of visitors to the metro region.