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495 Express Lanes celebrate one year

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           In the first 10 months of opening, the 495 Express Lanes served 855,000 people. That’s one of the facts revealed in a report released this month celebrating the 495 Express Lanes’ first year.

           The report – released by 495 Express Lanes and international toll road developer Transurban – also said that in September 2013 toll revenue from the express lanes reached $4.8 million, up from June 2013 when revenue was $4 million.

            Other facts :
• Three most popular Express Lanes trips:  (1) I-66 to I-495N (2) Springfield Interchange to Route 267 (Dulles Toll Road) and (3) Springfield Interchange to I-495N.


• Average toll since opening:  $1.63.


• Busiest day on the Express Lanes was Sept. 12, 2013 with 47,303 trips.


• 60 percent of Express Lanes customers are younger than 45.

• Most customers used the 495 Express Lanes to be on time for work or an appointment.


• The majority of Express Lanes customers are from Virginia (59 percent), followed by Maryland (29 percent) and Washington, D.C.


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