Grant Recipient

Express Lanes Donate Nearly $80,000 to Local Fire and Rescue Organizations

Representatives from the fire and rescue organizations and members of the Virginia Department of Transportation gathered at Transurban’s Express Lanes Operations Center on April 3, 2015 for a check presentation ceremony.

On March 21, 2015, over 20,000 drivers showed their support for area fire and rescue organizations by taking the 495 or 95 Express Lanes and participating in Drive to Donate – a program that gives back to local fire and rescue heroes who put their lives on the line to keep the communities surrounding the Express Lanes safe – both on and off the road.

In total, Transurban donated more than $78,000.  Each of the following organizations received more than $26,000:

  • Fairfax County Fire and Rescue
  • Prince William County Fire and Rescue
  • Stafford County Fire and Rescue

On April 3, 2015, Fire and Rescue officials from each county joined Transurban for a check presentation.  Check out photos from the Drive to Donate check presentation.

Thank you to all the drivers who chose to travel on the Express Lanes on March 21.  We depend on local law enforcement and fire and rescue organizations to keep us safe, especially in the localities where the Express Lanes operate – thank you for helping us support a great cause.