Contact Your Elected Officials

...and ask them two simple YES/ NO questions: 

Question 1:Will you fight to stop MWAA from raising round-trip tolls to $9 by 2015?

Question 2: Will you fight to reduce tolls AND save billions by demanding VDOT retake the Dulles Toll Road (DTR) from the corrupt, dysfunctional, and unaccountable MWAA board?


We hope to see a unified resolve to act as we receive responses to these two simple questions. Please send an email using the links below, and please BCC info@NoTollIncrease.org

Virginia Senate

Sen. Richard Black (R- 13th District)
(703) 406-2951
Question 1: YES
Question 2: YES, wrote letter to Gov. McDonnell
Elected to the Virginia Senate in 2011
Sen. Black represents a large portion of Loudoun County.
He was patron of SB 3, to provide MWAA accountability though transparency, free-market labor policies, and Virginia public audit as a condition of any Commonwealth funding for Dulles Rail; the bill was defeated 19-20 in a mostly party-line vote.
Authored a letter to Gov. McDonnell on Sept. 9, 2012, asking the Governor to take control of the DTR away from MWAA.

Sen. Barbara Favola (D- 31st District)
(703) 835-4845
Question 1: YES
Question 2: No answer
Elected to the Virginia Senate in 2011
Favola's district borders the Potomac River from Countyside in Loudoun County to the DC line. Up to 35,000 cars/day will be forced off the Dulles Toll Road and onto Rt. 7 and Rt. 193 (Georgetown Pike), which run through the heart of her district.
Her answer to the toll-avoidance threat that faces her constituents is to divert scarce transportation funds to MWAA's failing rail project!

Sen. Jennifer Wexton- (D- 33rd District)
(804) 765-7533
Elected to VA Senate in 2014
All but one of the Dulles Rail Phase 2 stations are in her district, as are Rt. 28, Rt. 7, and the DTR/Greenway from Fairfax County Parkway to Waxpool Rd. Wexton's district will see the worst of the local traffic increases from the rail stations and much of the toll avoidance congestion.


Sen. Janet Howell (D- 32nd District)
(703) 709-8283
Question 1: YES answer
Question 2: No answer
Elected to the Virginia Senate in 1991
Her district stretches from Rt. 7 to Rt. 50, from the Fairfax County Parkway into Arlington, including Reston, Tyson's Corner and most of the Dulles Toll Road.
"I have been working to broaden the funding streams. The federal government must contribute more. As a minimum, substantial TIFIA loans should be approve. Tolls should be placed on the Access Road. And, most importantly, the Commonwealth of Virginia must pay its fair share."

Sen. Dave Marsden (D- 37th District)
(571) 249-3037
Question 1: YES
Question 2: YES
Elected to House of Delegates in 2005, and Virginia Senate in 2010.
District includes sections of Rt. 28, Rt. 50, and I-66 that will be affected by toll avoidance traffic, including Chantilly, Centerville, and Fair Lakes.
Sen. Marsden has talked with us and said he is open to solutions to the rapidly-increasing tolls, and the traffic that toll avoidance will cause.

Sen. Chap Petersen (D- 34th District)
(703) 349-3361
Question 1: No answer
Question 2: No answer
Elected to House of Delegates in 2001, and Virginia Senate in 2007.
His district includes most of Rt. 50 and I-66 between the beltway and Rt. 28, including Vienna and the city of Fairfax, meaning that the toll-avoidance traffic could hurt his constituents.
Commuters using the Metrorail orange line stations at Vienna and Dunn Loring in his district could see their service deteriorate with Silver line competition for the Rosslyn Tunnel.




Virginia House of Delegates

Del. Bob Brink (D- 48th District)
(703) 531-1048
Question 1: No answer
Question 2: No answer
Elected in 1997
Represents the area inside the beltway from McLean to Washington, D.C. including the Dulles Toll Road.
His district wouldn't be quite as hard-hit by toll-avoidance traffic as some others, but will still see added congestion on Rt. 123, George Washington Memorial Parkway, and Old Dominion Dr. He's one of NoVA's longest-serving delegates, so some leadership from him would be helpful.


Del. Barbara Comstock (R-34th District)
(703) 772-7168
Question 1: No answer
Question 2: No answer
Elected to the House of Delegates in 2009
Delegate Comstock's district borders the Potomac River from Countyside in Loudoun County to the Arlington line. Under MWAA's plan, up to 35,000 cars/day will be forced off the Dulles Toll Road and onto Rt. 7 and Rt. 193 (Georgetown Pike), which run through the heart of her district. 


Del. Tag Greason (R- 32nd District)
(703) 203-3203
Question 1: Yes "I do support the Rail project, but disagree with the funding mechanism"
Question 2: "I am looking into it."
Elected to House of Delegates in 2009
Delegate Greason’s district stretches from the Potomac to Ryan Rd., including Ashburn, Landsdowne, and Countryside. 
The Dulles Greenway, Rt. 7, Waxpool Rd, and the Loudoun County Parkway go straight through the middle of his district, and Rt. 28 borders it. 
His constituents will be hit hard by toll-avoidance traffic, so he has signed our petition, commenting: "Lower tolls should be all of our goals. I oppose these massive toll increases."


Del. Tim Hugo (R- 40th District) 
(703) 968-4101
Question 1: No answer
Question 2: No answer
Elected to House of Delegates in 2002
His district includes portions of Fairfax and Prince William Counties that will  see toll-avoidance traffic on Rt. 29, I-66, Braddock Rd, and Sudley Rd.
He has spoken out about the dangers of toll increases, and against throwing more taxpayer money at MWAA's waste, "It's about time to shed some light on MWAA's actions and make it accountable to Virginia."
We need to hear back from him on supporting a VDOT retake of the DTR.

Del. Mark Keam (D- 35th District)
(703) 350-3911
Question 1: No answer
Question 2: No answer
Elected to House of Delegates in 2009
His district runs along the I-66 and Rt. 123 corridors from the beltway to Rt. 50, including Tyson's Corner, Dunn Loring, Vienna, and Oakton.
There will be very significant toll-avoidance congestion in his district, especially as Tyson's corner redevelopment takes place.
Is he listening to his constituents, or the Tyson's developers who want to make millions from upzoning while shoving the costs off to tolls and taxes?

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R- 67th District)
(703) 264-1432
Question 1: YES
Question 2: YES
Elected to House of Delegates in 2009, serves on the Joint Commission for Transportation Accountability.
His district includes Rt. 28, Rt. 50, and I-66, and will see significant toll-avoidance traffic.
Lemunyon has spoken out regarding the injustice of the toll increases, and the problem of toll-avoidance traffic. His position includes federal funding and Dulles Rail users footing the cost and he states that "Phase 2 should be delayed until a significant additional funding source is found to help pay for the Phase 2 project that does not include toll hikes."

Del. Dave LaRock (R- 33rd District)
(540) 751-8364
Question 1: YES
Question 2: YES
Elected to House of Delegates in 2013
Del. LaRock's district stretches from Winchester to Leesburg, including Rt. 7 as well as Rt. 15 north of Leesburg.
Del. LaRock led the efforts to protect Loudoun County taxpayers from being burdened with the massive costs of Dulles Rail. He founded this NoToll Increase website to find and advocate for solutions to protect Dulles Toll Road users from rising tolls. In 2013, he ran against and defeated House Transportation Committee Chairman Del. Joe May in a Republican Primary. Several of his bills in his first session address DTR tolls and reducing congestion by reforming transportation spending in Northern Virginia.


Del. Randy Minchew (R- 10th District)
(703) 777-1570
Question 1: YES, drafting legislation to lower interest costs by leveraging Virginia's credit rating
Question 2: YES, see plan of action
Elected to House of Delegates in 2011
His district stretches from Winchester to Lessburg along Rt. 50 and Rt. 15.
Attended MWAA's toll increase "public hearings" and released a written comment to MWAA saying toll-avoidance may be worse than they claim.
He has been working on ways to use the Commonwealth's AAA credit rating to lower the interest rates charged on toll-backed bonds. MWAA's Phase 1 bonds were 6.07% compared to VDOT's under 3%.

Del. Ken Plum (D- 36th District)
(703) 758-9733
Question 1: YES
Question 2: No answer
Elected to House of Delegates in 1977
Delegate Plum’s district stretches from Rt. 7 south between the Fairfax County Parkway and Hunter Mill Rd. It includes Reston, and goes to the outskirts of Vienna. 
The DTR goes straight through the middle of his district, so toll-avoidance traffic will hit his constituents hard, prompting him to write an Op-Ed calling the toll increases “way beyond any justifiable or reasonable amounts.” He still hasn't answered question 2.

Del. David Ramadan (R- 87th District)
(703) 348-7015
Question 1: No answer
Question 2: NO, claims it's not possible
Elected to House of Delegates in 2011
Delegate Ramadan’s district stretches from north of Rt. 7 to I-66 between the Fairfax County line and the Bull Run Mountains, straddling Rt. 28 and the DTR. Four of the new Metro stations are in or adjoin his district, and the toll-avoidance traffic will hit his district particularly hard. He has focused his attention on rising tolls on the Dulles Greenway. Rising tolls on the DTR will place additional pressure on the Grrenway, so both roads' toll issues need to be addressed.


Del. Tom Rust (R- 86th District)
(703) 437-9400
Question 1: YES
Question 2: "I along with others are studying this issue"
Elected to House of Delegates in 2001
Delegate Rust’s district stretches from Rt. 7 to Rt. 50 between the Loudoun County line and Fairfax County Parkway, straddling Rt. 28 and the DTR.
The toll-avoidance traffic will hit his district particularly hard. He is the incoming Chairman of the House Transportation Committee.



County Board of Supervisors


Fairfax County

Sharon Bulova (At-Large Chair) 703-324-2321
John Foust (Dranesville) 703-356-0551
Michael Frey (Sully) 703-814-7100
Catherine Hudgins (Hunter Mill) 703-478-0283
Linda Smyth (Providence) 703-560-6946


Loudoun County

Scott York (At-Large Chairman) 703-777-0204
Ralph Buona (Ashburn) 703-777-0205
Janet Clarke (Blue Ridge) 703-777-0210
Eugene Delgaudio (Sterling) 703-771-5819
Geary Higgins (Catoctin) 703-771-5028
Matthew Letourneau (Dulles) 703-771-5069
Kenneth Reid (Leesburg) 703-777-0203
Suzanne Volpe (Algonkian) 703-771-5033
Shawn Williams (Broad Run) 703-771-5088

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