Data from the U.S. history of public-private partnerships for road expansion projects is another cause for concern, because they have often required additional sweeteners from the states after the initial contracts were signed. In this regard, we think the total cost of the governor’s plan would be far above $9 billion.
The Dec. 9 Metro article “A year into I-66 tolls, Virginia commuter habits have shifted” was a detailed analysis of the Interstate 66 tolls that indicated they have significantly disrupted traffic patterns but are not carrying more traffic throughout the rush-hour periods. Mr. Hogan’s toll road plan is not a solution; it is the wrong approach.
Myles Boylan, Silver Spring