Va. transportation sec: No plans to change I-66 toll hours

WASHINGTON — Virginia has no plans for any immediate changes to the tolling algorithm or new hours on Interstate 66 inside the Beltway, and the system is operating as expected, the state’s transportation secretary said.

“If we don’t get the tolling right, all we’re going to do is clog up those lanes again, and so that’s why the algorithm is multifaceted. It may change, we’ll study it. But in terms of moving traffic, it looks like it’s doing its job,” Aubrey Layne said.

The state expects to review the algorithm that raises and lowers tolls for solo drivers in the rush-hour direction about one month and three months into the tolling that began Monday.

“We’ve got to be very cautious, but we will look at it. And to the extent we can make adjustments and get more throughput, we will do it,” Layne said. “It appears, from a traffic perspective, the algorithm is…

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