An alliance of hybrid and electric car drivers hopes to stall a drive by the Virginia Department of Transportation to change the rules on their use of HOV lanes on Interstate 66.
Self-driving cars soon will be cruising along more than 70 miles of Northern Virginia highways that include some of the country’s most congested roads as part of an automated vehicle testing initiative.
The research will be overseen by the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on portions of Interstates 95, 495 and 66 as well as on U.S. 29 and U.S. 50 that are being dubbed Virginia Automated Corridors.
Myra Blanco, director of the program, said Virginia will set itself apart from other states by making it easier for manufacturers to test their technologies. The program will be launched without public input.
Ms. Blanco gave no indication this is a joke.