LA ExpressLanes (aka HOT Lanes) Toll Schedule Set

LA's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has set a toll 'schedule' for solo motorists on the new High Occupancy Toll, or 'ExpressLanes', as the MTA refers to them, on the 10 and 110 freeways. Opening date may be 2010.
July 28, 2009, 7am PDT | Irvin Dawid
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As Planetizen reported last month, toll lanes and transit are headed to two Los Angeles County freeways as a consequence of New York City's forfeiting over $300 million in an Urban Partnership Grant when the state assembly did not approve the city's congestion pricing plan last year.

"The introduction of tolls on the 10 Freeway east of downtown Los Angeles and 110 Freeway south of downtown will mark a major departure for roads that generations of Californians have clung to as "freeways," even though toll roads already exist in several parts of the state. Under the pricing schedule, solo motorists will pay 25 cents to $1.40 per mile to travel 14 miles of high-occupancy lanes on the east-west San Bernardino Freeway and 11 miles on the north-south Harbor Freeway.

A solo motorist who wants to use the high-occupancy lanes must enroll in MTA's "ExpressLanes" program and be given a transponder, an electronic device that attaches to windshields and dashboards. When a car uses a toll lane, overhead sensors read the transponder's coding and the motorist is automatically billed."

Thanks to MTC-ABAG Library

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Published on Friday, July 24, 2009 in Los Angeles Times
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