Maryland Transportation Authority Announces Proposed Tolling Plan for Intercounty Connector

The Maryland Transportation Authority has proposed a tolling plan for Maryland’s first all-electronic toll facility in preparation for the opening of the first segment of the Intercounty Connector (ICC)/MD 200 and will be accepting comments on the plan until Monday, November 23, 2009.

The ICC will connect existing and proposed development between the I-270/I-370 and I-95/US-1 corridors within central and eastern Montgomery County and northwestern Prince George’s County. The opening of the first segment, 5.65 miles of highway from I-370 to MD 97 is expected in fall 2010.

The proposed toll’s mileage rate will vary for peak and off-peak traffic and will set the lowest and highest per-mile toll rate for travel on the roadway. The mileage rate ranges for two-axle vehicles will vary from $0.25 to $0.35 per-mile during proposed peak periods (6 to 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. except federal holidays) and $.020 to $0.30 per-mile during off-peak periods. Peak and off-peak periods may be adjusted once travel patterns can be assessed, and once the mileage rate has been approved, toll rates will be adjusted within the approved rate range to manage congestion.

The ICC will be the first cashless, all electronic toll facility in Maryland. Tolls will be paid at highway speeds using E-ZPass or with video-tolling capabilities if a driver does not have a valid E-Z Pass.

Read more about the proposed tolling plan here.

Public comments on the proposed tolling plan will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday, November 23, 2009.

Those who wish to have their comments become part of the public record should:

-Attend a public hearing with the Authority Board to provide verbal testimony:
October 28, 2009
6-9 p.m.
High Point High School
3601 Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, MD 20705

October 29, 2009

6-9 p.m.
Shady Grove Middle School
8100 Midcounty Highway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

-Submit comments on the website,

-Write: ICC Project Office
        Attn: ICC Tolls
        11710 Beltsville Drive
        Suite #200
        Beltsville, MD 20705

See the notice for public comment here.

For more information on the ICC or the proposed tolling plan contact Vice President of Government Affairs Allyson Black at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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