More tolling on the way for DC/Maryland/Virginia area

Drivers in the D.C. area who have been holding off on getting an E-ZPass soon may not have much of a choice.

Maryland is speeding up plans to put toll lanes around the Beltway and over the Legion Bridge, and more toll roads in the area are on the way: Virginia launches toll lanes next week on Interstate 395 in what used to be the HOV lanes.

“We have to recognize [that] somehow, some way we have to pay for whatever it is that we’re going to construct,” Maryland Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn said at a forum Tuesday.