The Board of Supervisors is unlikely to support a proposed deal to bring limited distance-based tolling to the Dulles Greenway as long as the state guarantees the owners annual toll rate increases through 2056.
With many supervisors opposed, the board likely does not have enough votes to endorse the deal, which was worked out between the Greenway’s owners, County Chairwoman Phyllis J. Randall (D-At Large) and state Delegates David A. Reid (D-32) and John J. Bell (D-87).
Many of the board’s Republicans have already publicly stated that they oppose the deal, which extends the current guarantee of annual Greenway toll increases. Under the state’s current deal with the Greenway, which expires at the end of the year, the State Corporation Commission must approve toll rate increases equal to the increase in the Consumer Price Index plus one percent, the increase in real Gross Domestic Product, or 2.8 percent annually—whichever is highest.