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MAP: 110 Freeway 'FasTrak' express lanes take a toll on drivers starting Nov. 10



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The rules of the 110 Freeway are set to change late Saturday, Nov. 1o or early Sunday, Nov. 11 when "Metro ExpressLanes" – L.A. County's first toll lanes – opens for your carpooling and solo driving pleasure.

Yes, the 110 Freeway – Los Angeles' great leveler, the concrete quicksand of nihilistic equality where a guy in a spray-painted Louis Vuitton Oldsmobile suffers the same slough as the mogul in a Maserati – will soon have a pay-to-play alternative to the stop-and-go traffic.

The transportation authority's ExpressLanes program is an 11-mile makeover/rebranding of some High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) roadway on the Harbor Freeway, into High Occupany Toll (HOT) lanes. Existing carpool regulations will still apply, but solo drivers willing to pay for privileged access can also use the lanes.

Both scenarios require a FasTrak account and a piece of equipment called a transponder. REPEATALL VEHICLES TRAVELING IN THE "METRO EXPRESSLANES" WILL NEED A FASTRAK ACCOUNT AND TRANSPONDER.

Here's the breakdown:

WHAT'S HAPPENING?

WHEN IS IT HAPPENING?

WHO DOES IT AFFECT?

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  1. Online (credit card only)
  2. Call 511 
  3. By mail
  4. At a designated walk-in center

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

HOW DO I PAY?

WHERE DO I GET A TRANSPONDER?

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