Welcome to Citizens Against Beltway Expansion


Raise Your Voice Against

I-495/I-270 Luxury Lanes

The Deadline is November 9

  • Click for help commenting on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the invasive $11 billion tollway plan.

  • Volunteer for our grassroots Get-Out-The Comments campaign

  • Read the latest comments from your state and local elected officials, M-NCPPC, Cedar Lane Unitarian Church, Union of Concerned Scientists, Maryland Sierra Club, CABE, civic groups, and your neighbors.

Why CABE Opposed $11 Billion For-Profit Tollways on I-495/I-270
MD is pushing an $11 billion public-private partnership (P3) to expand I-495 and I-270 for as many as four for-profit tollways. They claim it will end rush hour congestion without costing taxpayers a dime. Here's the truth:
  • Luxury Lanes depend on bad traffic congestion to make a profit.
  • P3s's depend on billions in taxpayer aid, despite claims the private investors will pay for 100% of the cost. (Just look at the Purple Line.)
  • $28 - 48 rush hour tolls were charged (pre-COVID) on Northern Virginia's I-495 and I-66 Luxury Lanes.
  • The plan will likely worsen pollution, stormwater runoff, and local traffic.


CABE is pushing back. We're a coalition of civic associations, taxpayers, and other organizations demanding better, affordable commuter options for suburban Maryland.

Join CABE today.

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    Poll: ~70% doubt Luxury Lanes will work --

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Citizens Against Beltway Expansion

P.O. Box 3593

Silver Spring, MD 20918



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