Saturday, September 6, 2008

What’s This About Tolls on the 110 Freeway?

Plans are underway to turn the carpool lanes of the 110 Harbor Freeway into toll lanes for single-occupant vehicles as part of a test project to reduce traffic congestion.

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is introducing FastLanes, an experimental effort to improve commutes along the 110 and 10 freeways.

When implemented in December 2010, the program will give more options to single drivers, carpoolers, vanpoolers and transit riders.

“Congestion pricing” will be implemented in the carpool lanes, opening them to single drivers for a sliding-scale fee.

The MTA will hold a public meeting on Friday, Sept. 12 from 9-11 a.m. at the Carson Civic Center, 801 E. Carson St., to hear community input about ways to improve commutes.

Meeting details and extensive background information can be found on the MTA’s FastLanes page.

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