posted September 21st, 2015
By Caitlin Gibson
A years-long legal effort to force the Dulles Greenway to lower its tolls could be heading to the Virginia Supreme Court.
The Virginia State Corporation Commission announced Sept. 4 that it had ruled in favor of the Dulles Greenway’s owners and operators in a complaint that was brought by Del. David I. Ramadan (R-Loudoun) and Loudoun County over the road’s steadily rising toll costs.
“We have considered all of the evidence,” the SCC said in its opinion, adding that the privately owned road’s benefits “are sufficient to support a finding that the Company’s tolls are reasonable to the user.”
Ramadan, one of the toll road’s most vocal opponents, said that he was disappointed but not surprised by the outcome.
“The ruling is absurd,” Ramadan said. “We have seen throughout the process how much the SCC was trying to protect its previous orders, and we knew that it was an uphill battle.”
Ramadan first filed a complaint in 2013 to request that the SCC investigate the toll structure of the Dulles Greenway, a 14-mile road between Washington Dulles International Airport and Leesburg. …