Prices on the Dulles Toll Road will increase in January for the first time since 2014. Another increase will follow in January 2020 if adopted on November 14, 2018, during a Board meeting of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
According to WTOP’s Max Smith, MWAA will raise “the mainline toll plaza rate from $2.50 to $3.25 and…raise ramp tolls from $1 to $1.50. It will be the first increase since 2014.” The authority sought public comment on the proposal during the summer.
In response to community feedback, MWAA will vote on another toll increase in 2020. “The change…could come at the Spring Hill Road or Virginia Route 7 ramps in 2020. Changing toll rates for the Spring Hill ramp or adding new tolls at the Route 7 ramps that are not currently tolled could help cut down on the number of people who go out of their way to avoid the tolls, the plan said.” Max notes that “those changes would require additional study and cost reviews.”
Again, from the reliably news-breaking Max Smith: “Unless there are changes to ramp toll rates in 2020, the next toll increase after Jan. 1, 2019, is planned for Jan. 1, 2023. At that time, tolls are planned to increase to about $4 at the mainline plaza and $2 at ramps. Tolls would increase about $1.75 at the mainline plaza and 50 to 75 cents at ramps every five years or so after that.”
I would suggest you, dear reader, consider taking the Silver Line to Dulles once that opens in a few years.