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Virginia Elected Officials – Danica Roem, Lee Carter, John Bell, Marcus Simon, Jennifer Wexton, etc. – Weigh In on Double-Digit $ I-66 Tolls

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The advent of I-66 variable-price tolling (note that this is ONLY for solo drivers, who previously couldn’t legally use the road during rush hour) is certainly stirring up a lot of conversation, especially given reports of tolls as high as $40 one way. Here are a few, by Virginia elected officials, I saw on Twitter and Facebook this morning. Personally, I have mixed feelings, but overall my focus is on encouraging smart growth, transit-oriented development, BRT, bike lanes, carpooling, a thriving/healthy Metro system, etc, etc. Needless to say, I am NOT a fan of sprawl or of adding more asphalt, given the environmental damage those things do.  I AM a fan of coordinating land use and transportation, as well of focusing our investment dollars on sustainable alternatives for the long run, not on perpetuating a system that isn’t working in so many ways.