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Looking for a way to escape the road-choking traffic that plagues our region? In some areas, you can hop into express lanes and cruise at the speed limit to your destination — if you’re in a carpool or willing pay a price. Another set of high-occupancy toll lanes is opening on I-95 in Virginia, joining similar toll lanes on the Capital Beltway. We explore who uses them and whether this new darling of transportation planners will spring up on other highways around our region.
- Jennifer Aument Group General Manager for North America, Transurban
- Kanti Srikanth Director of Transportation, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments
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