Montgomery County Councilman Phil Andrews (D-Dist. 3), of Gaithersburg, says a deep cut in tolls would increase traffic on the Intercounty Connector and he's calling on the state to do it, NBC Washington reported.
Andrews says the $8 round-trip rush-hour toll is among the highest in the nation. He would propose "at least a trial period of several months, if not, a year when the tolls would be...cut in half, in hopes of doubling the traffic," according to the report.
A decision on the toll rate is up to the Maryland Transportation Authority.
Andrews said he hopes that by cutting tolls in half, traffic would double and revenues would maintain their current rate.