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Tracing its origins to 1961, the George Washington Regional Commission is the “planning district commission” established by the General Assembly for the region comprising the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania and Stafford, known collectively as “Planning District 16.” Planning District 16 is the fourth-largest and fastest-growing of the Commonwealth’s 21 planning districts.

The Commission provides a broad array of services for the benefit of the 320,000 residents of Planning District 16, including regional environmental, energy-conservation, hazard mitigation and rural transportation planning programs; operation of GWRideConnect, the region’s nationally-recognized rideshare brokerage that facilitates and promotes vanpooling and transit use, and; serving as staff to its sister board, the Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, which is the federally-recognized transportation-planning commission serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford.

95 Express Lanes

Carpoolers: Your travel on I-95 will soon require an E-ZPass Flex

Carpoolers need an E-ZPass Flex to travel toll-free in the 95 Express Lanes.  E-ZPass Flex works like a standard E-ZPass but allows carpoolers to switch between HOV and toll-paying modes.  The switchable E-ZPass Flex lets the Express Lanes operator know which vehicles are HOV-3+ so that they aren’t charged a toll.  HOV-3+ carpoolers will enjoy toll-free trips 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the 95 Express Lanes. Get your E-ZPass Flex today.

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Learn about the rules affecting poolers on the 95 Express Lanes in this short video:

Click below to hear a message from Aubrey Layne, Virginia Secretary of Transportation.


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