“1st I-66 toll revenue project breaks ground in Loudoun Co.”

By Kathy Stewart | @KStewartWTOP 

 

Loudoun County supervisors, VDOT representatives and members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission break ground on a $6.1 million commuter lot in Aldie on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Revenue collected from tolls on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway will help cover the cost of the 300-space lot, which will provide express bus service to Downtown D.C. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

Loudoun County supervisors, VDOT representatives and members of the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission break ground on a $6.1 million commuter lot in Aldie on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016. Revenue collected from tolls on Interstate 66 inside the Capital Beltway will help cover the cost of the 300-space lot, which will provide express bus service to Downtown D.C. (WTOP/Kathy Stewart)

 

ALDIE, Va. — Northern Virginia officials broke ground Tuesday on a new park-and-ride lot in Loudoun County that will be partially paid for with Interstate 66 toll revenue.

The 300-space commuter lot in Aldie will provide express bus service to McPherson Square Metro Station in Downtown D.C. Bus service is set to begin on the same day that the I-66 tolls kick in — expected next July — for rush hour commuters traveling alone east of the Capital Beltway.

Toll revenues will provide more than $1 million for the $6.1 million parking lot project.

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