Paying For Faster Commutes

Value-pricing a way out of traffic jams using special lanes.

March 18, 2003, 11:00 AM PST

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"Many US cities that have tried to reduce highway congestion with special lanes for vehicles with more than one or two people find them underutilized. Now a bolder idea is kicking around: Let car drivers use the special lanes if they pay a price - and the price would go up and down depending on traffic flow. (These HOT lanes - short for "high occupancy toll" roads - could also be used by buses and vanpools.)"

Thanks to CSM Editor

Tuesday, March 18, 2003 in The Christian Science Monitor


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