WASHINGTON (WUSA) - Beginning January 2013 the main toll plaza rate will increase from $1.50 to $1.75 and the ramps will go from 75 cents to $1.00, the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Board of Directors said.
Airport authorities voted on the increase on Wednesday for the next two years but deferred a decision on toll rates for 2015, due to potential additional funding. The rates for 2014 are slated to be $2.50 for the main plaza.
"The 2013 and 2014 toll adjustments are primarily necessary to help pay for Phase 1 Silver Line construction costs," Michael Curto, Airports Authority Board Chairman said.
Curto added that the decision came "after careful consideration of public input received at the three recently held toll rate hearings, the public comments received on-line and the recommendation of the Dulles Corridor Advisory Committee."