The proposed toll lanes are meant to help fund other segments of the transportation plan, including a commuter rail in the northeast. But tolls won't pay for the whole package.
As Chris O'Malley reports, "...a potentially controversial component of the plan is a local option sales tax that could cost residential taxpayers an extra $180 a year to help fund a system estimated to cost $6.7 billion.
That's likely to be a tough sell in a region already weary of paying for sports stadiums and, despite growing congestion, not yet suffering world-class gridlock."
Thanks to Justin Stuehrenberg