Virginia: I-66 toll money shift could be key to major VRE, Metro and Amtrak expansion

A piece of Interstate 66 toll money could be the key to major Metro and Virginia Railway Express improvements.

Virginia officials and the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission are in the final stages of negotiations to dedicate a portion of toll revenue to construction of a new Metro station or tunnel(s) near Rosslyn and the construction of a second Long Bridge freight and commuter rail span between Virginia and D.C.

Those improvements would help add significantly better options for commuters and, along with newly planned commuter bus services, could drive millions more trips on transit each year, according to Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation forecasts.