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  • Analysts say the lower-than-expected traffic on the 495 Express Lanes, built through a private-public partnership, could be a result of changing transit patterns, an indication that drivers lack familiarity with the lanes or that predictions in early planning stages were overly optimistic. (Associated Press)

    Not so fast: Use of 495 Express Lanes in Virginia far behind estimates

    High-occupancy toll lanes on the Beltway in Northern Virginia are underperforming a year after opening, a hurdle similar to others across the country during the infancy of road projects.

  • Virginia has high hopes for HOT lanes on the Beltway

    Commuters may have shorter drive times on the Virginia side of the Capital Beltway with this weekend's opening of 14 miles of four high-occupancy toll lanes -- a milestone public-private partnership that is one of the biggest transportation projects of its kind in the country.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell gestures during a press conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.

    EDITORIAL: A toll on Virginia's future

    Virginia Gov. Robert F. McDonnell last week made the pitch for a $4 billion investment in transportation. Given the gridlock on many of the commonwealth's roads - particularly in the north - this goal has some appeal. Unfortunately, the specifics in the governor's proposal will put future generations in debt without addressing the fundamental cause of congestion.

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