The Growing Popularity of HOT Lanes

An interview with HOT lane expert Jack Finn of HNTB, which asks the tough questions, like are these "Lexus lanes" bad for the poor, or the environment?

Eric Jaffe at the Infrastructurist conducted this interview:

"I. Some have criticized HOT lanes for being unfair to the poor.

JF: The ones in California, when they first opened, people started to call them the 'Lexus lanes.' Then they started doing studies and it turns out everybody from all income levels and age groups uses the lanes. If you gotta punch a clock and were late two days before, you're willing to pay to make sure you get to work on time."

Finn also discusses whether HOT lanes encourage single-riders, and how to guarantee a 60 mph speed at all times.

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