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In a city filled with iconic landmarks, perhaps nothing better symbolizes how metropolitan Washington operates than the Capital Beltway: the physical embodiment of the gridlock that also grips Washington politics.
This weekend provides a great opportunity for Washingtonians and tourists to visit the memorials downtown, many of which will host wreath-laying ceremonies honoring our veterans.
Virginia State Police will step up patrols to catch Express Lanes cheaters. Drivers who don't have E-ZPass transponders will be caught.
With the new Express Lanes on Interstate 495 opening this year, Northern Virginia drivers are being urged to get their E- ZPass transponders now -- before their commutes change dramatically.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he trusts Virginia's transportation leaders are making the right move with the soon-to-open Beltway Express Lanes.
Don't expect to see 18-wheelers on the Capital Beltway's Express Lanes when they open in December.
Drivers may soon have to ask themselves if they are willing to pay a toll or join a carpool to get to work faster.
By the end of 2012, two new Express Lanes will be open on the Beltway between Springfield and just north of the Dulles Toll Road. Carpools with three or more people can use the lanes, which promise a minimum speed around 45 miles per hour, for free.
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