Dulles Greenway tolls go up Friday

(WJLA) - Friday marks a rate hike for tolls on the Dulles Greenway.

As of April 11, a one-way trip during rush hour jumps from $4.90 to $5.10, regardless of whether you pay with cash, credit card or E-ZPass. For commuters on the Dulles Toll Road, the trip will cost a minimum of $6.10 because of the exit fee.

Round-trip, five days a week through the Dulles Toll Road could cost commuters $3,000 per year, or more, reports WTOP.

Del. David Ramadan of Loudoun County, Va. is outraged over the high fees on the Greenway, and is suing the owners, saying he believes the fees "materially discourage users" from driving on the highway, leading them to take more local roads like Rte. 28, which are not designed to handle such a large volume of cars.

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is expected to rule on Ramadan's case soon, but he told WTOP he is prepared to lose this round because the SCC also approved the fare hike.

Ramadan said he plans to appeal the decision to the Virginia Supreme Court.

Read more from WTOP's story online.