County Council Member Says ICC Underused, Too Expensive

Montgomery County Council Member Phil Andrews proposes a cut in ICC tolls to get more drivers to use the road, NBC Washington reported.

Montgomery County Council Member Phil Andrews said a deep cut in tolls would increase traffic on the Intercounty Connector and he's calling on the state to see it through, NBC Washington reported.

Andrews says the $8 round-trip rush-hour toll is among the highest in the nation and "would propose at least a trial period of several months, if not, a year when the tolls would be...cut in half, in hopes of doubling the traffic," according to the report.

A decision on the toll rate is up to the Maryland Transportation Authority.

A spokeswoman for the MTA told The Washington Post the ICC is meeting both traffic and revenue projections. The road was designed to carry traffic volumes projected for 2030, according to the report.

Andrews said he hopes that by cutting tolls in half, traffic would double and revenues would maintain their current rate.

Read the full story on NBC Washington.

Malcolm Wilson December 06, 2012 at 06:18 PM
Finally, somebody who understands. Of course, since the state keeps saying "it's on track to meet the traffic demands and is being utilized as we thougt" nothing will change. Until the day grass starts growing in the pavement from under utilization.


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