Minnesota To Institute Toll Lanes

Solo drivers could pay up to $3 for use of the "sane lanes."
November 6, 2003, 1pm PST | David Gest
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"The state's first toll lane will open on Interstate Hwy. 394 through the western suburbs as soon as December 2004...Drivers who want a quick trip along the congested freeway will be able to pay a fee electronically and drive on express lanes that have been reserved for carpools, buses and motorcycles...Fast, reliable trips for buses and carpools will continue to be a top priority. High occupancy vehicles will continue to travel in the lanes for free and tolls for single occupant vehicles, which will vary, may go as high as the $3 range to keep the lanes free-flowing...[the state plans] to build new lanes with tolls by allowing a private company to build the lanes and be repaid by the driver fees...a first in Minnesota...Use of the lanes in other states has shown that people of all incomes use them."

Thanks to David Gest

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Published on Wednesday, November 5, 2003 in Star Tribune
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