I Share 66
With the launch of new rush-hour tolls on I-66 Inside the Beltway that began in December 2017, Loudoun County Commuter Services is planning to help with an incentive program for those commuters who choose an alternative to driving alone, such as carpooling or vanpooling.
Loudoun’s “I Share 66” incentives program is funded through the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission’s I-66 Commuter Choice program, which uses toll revenues to fund projects that benefit toll payers by improving travel in the I-66 corridor inside the Beltway.
About the I-66 Express Lanes
Those who drive alone will now be able to use the I-66 Express Lanes during rush hours by paying a toll. Those traveling with two or more people will continue to ride free. All solo drivers using the lanes during rush hours will need an E-ZPass, and carpoolers will need an E-ZPass Flex, switched to the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) mode, to use the lanes free.
The dynamically-priced toll lanes will operate during rush hours between Interstate 495 and Route 29 in Rosslyn. Tolls will fluctuate depending on the amount of traffic on the express lanes. Roadway sensors will monitor traffic volumes. Toll prices will adjust to manage demand for the lanes and keep traffic free-flowing. When there’s more traffic, prices will be higher. When there’s less traffic, prices will be lower.
The rush hours are 5:30 a.m.to 9:30 a.m., eastbound; and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., westbound.
Get Your Reward
Are you ready to start a new Carpool or Vanpool or ride Loudoun County Transit Commuter Bus? Sign up today for ISHARE66 commuter incentives. Not ready yet? Sign up for ridematching and still earn ISHARE66 commuter incentives.