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WillWeaverRVA:

--- Quote from: ElishaGOtis on December 08, 2023, 01:38:20 PM ---Did TransUrban start accepting regular SunPass (not PRO, which has already been accepted since 2021) for their express lanes? I'm aware PeachPass became compatible last summer, but this wording in the FAQ is news to me.

https://www.expresslanes.com/faqs#tabexpress-lanes-and-e-zpass (4th question down).

Currently, the SunPass website says only the PRO is accepted in VA.

--- End quote ---

The SunPass PRO is the only SunPass that has interoperability with other networks, so the answer inherently refers to that. The standard SunPass transponder only works in Florida.

LM117:
Looks like Eastville is taking a page out of Hopewell's playbook...

https://www.wtkr.com/investigations/dont-speed-on-the-eastern-shore-especially-in-eastville

sprjus4:
Well designed highway bypass segment with mostly limited access, straight as an arrow, full shoulders, a single traffic light. An underposted 45-55 mph zone that should easily be 65 mph or 70 mph in a reasonable 85th percentile speed setting environment.

But in the article, they claim speeding is dangerous and 70+ mph is a safety hazard… sure. I think the underposted limits are the hazard.

Yep, sounds like Virginia & especially the Eastern Shore!

Reminds me of Emporia on US-58… at least it’s… 60  :no: mph there. Summersville, WV is a similar instance with their artificial 65 mph to 50 mph drop.

lordsutch:

--- Quote from: WillWeaverRVA on December 08, 2023, 06:34:11 PM ---
--- Quote from: ElishaGOtis on December 08, 2023, 01:38:20 PM ---Did TransUrban start accepting regular SunPass (not PRO, which has already been accepted since 2021) for their express lanes? I'm aware PeachPass became compatible last summer, but this wording in the FAQ is news to me.

https://www.expresslanes.com/faqs#tabexpress-lanes-and-e-zpass (4th question down).

Currently, the SunPass website says only the PRO is accepted in VA.

--- End quote ---

The SunPass PRO is the only SunPass that has interoperability with other networks, so the answer inherently refers to that. The standard SunPass transponder only works in Florida.

--- End quote ---

And Georgia and North Carolina.

It's possible the work the E-ZPass states have done so far to accommodate Peach Pass also has the side effect of accommodating the non-PRO SunPass, but SunPass isn't saying anything about those states/facilities at this point (and they'd rather sell you a SunPass PRO anyway).

Now what's interesting is that Peach Pass says that compatibility in Virginia is "coming soon" even though apparently Peach Pass is already accepted at least on the TransUrban express lanes; I assume they're waiting for it to work on other facilities before announcing it works in Virginia statewide.

sprjus4:
https://www.pilotonline.com/2023/12/10/massive-suffolk-warehouse-project-moves-ahead-with-construction-plans-despite-opposition/

New warehouse / industrial park planned at the interchange of US-58 and US-460 in Suffolk. This will take up the proposed right of way of a conceptual relocated US-460 freeway interchange / tie in with US-58, essentially killing any potential for that ever being revived.

Terrible planning, expect no less from a city government and future proofing. US-460 is a major freight route between Suffolk and Petersburg and is long overdue for a relocation / widening to a divided highway or freeway. The current road is inadequate and in typical Virginia fashion, VDOT has zero plans for either US-58 or US-460 leaving the region to the west - both routes that should be full freeways to I-95 / I-295.

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