Friday, November 7, 2008

Speaking Up: the Harbor Freeway

Transportation officials are developing plans 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 holding a public meeting in San Pedro on Thursday, Nov. 13 to listen to commuters’ ideas to improve the journey from points A to B.

The meeting takes place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Peck Park, 560 N. Western Ave.

When implemented in December 2010, the FastLanes program will give more options to single drivers, carpoolers, vanpoolers and transit riders along the 110 and 10 freeways.

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

For more information, visit the MTA’s FastLanes page.

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