All, I have been "conducting business" on airport grounds by visiting the gas station in Dulles Airport for 15 years and then accessing the Dulles Access Road and 66 for my commute into DC. Well after 15 years the party may finally be over. Over a month ago I was stopped on 66 by a friendly Virginia State Trooper who informed me that buying coffee, gas or other items did not allow me to then ride on 66. I did not pay the fine of $125 - no points right away since I wanted to show up in court and see what my chances were with the Traffic Court Judge to avoid the fine. Strike One - The Trooper showed up (which I figured he would) Strike Two - They changed the "rules/law" regarding the wording of using 66 during HOV times. Strike Three - unsympathetic Judge even with no points on license. Well basically now there is no chance of avoiding the fine since they have re-written the rules regarding HOV usage on 66 to be as follows: "2. Motorists traveling to and from Dulles International Airport to go to the airport to board a flight or to pick someone up at the airport are permitted to use I-66 inside the Beltway (I-495) during HOV hours. Motorists traveling to or from Dulles International Airport are not exempt from HOV restrictions on I-66 outside the Beltway (I-495). You are not permitted to use I-66 inside the beltway during HOV hours if you are going to the airport to eat, get coffee, get gas or any other reason other than boarding a plane or picking someone up at the airport." It was a good run, but now it is over, hybrids don't qualify anymore on 66 so now I must change my commuting habits or find a job in Ashburn.