FasTrak Express Lanes could continue on 10, 110 freeways

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Those FasTrak Express Lanes on the 10 and 110 freeways could soon become permanent.

The Metro Board of Directors voted Thursday to continue their use beyond their January 2015 expiration date. 

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Metro spokesman Rick Jagger says the next move is up to the state legislature.

"So we are currently seeking state legislation up in Sacramento that would extend that tolling authority past the January 2015 date. And today's vote by the board sends a clear message to Sacramento that locally we want the Express Lanes to remain intact."

Jagger says Metro is confident state lawmakers will approve an extension.

The Metro Board voted after reviewing an analysis that found the Express Lanes did speed up the commute for some drivers at certain times.  

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