Ahead of I-395 tolling start, Virginia looks at more bus service

When tolls begin this fall on Interstate 395 in Virginia, a sliver of the money will help pay for alternatives for commuters trying to avoid the HOV or toll rules. New rankings suggest exactly which projects will be funded.

The initial scores suggest the up-to-$22 million in funding should largely go toward new or improved bus services to and from places such as Fairfax County, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Prince William, Arlington, and Alexandria. Additional funding would go toward encouraging commuters to carpool, slug or take trains and buses.