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LA Traffic: Could toll roads be a solution?




Traffic fills the 110 freeway during rush hour, May 7, 2001, in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The Texas Tranportation Institute annual report on congestion has declared that Angelenos have the worst traffic congestion of 68 urban areas, spending an average of 56 hours per year sitting in traffic. The national average of 36 hours has more than tripled since 1982.
Traffic fills the 110 freeway during rush hour, May 7, 2001, in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The Texas Tranportation Institute annual report on congestion has declared that Angelenos have the worst traffic congestion of 68 urban areas, spending an average of 56 hours per year sitting in traffic. The national average of 36 hours has more than tripled since 1982.
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L.A. has the reputation of a car city, and as a result it has some very key traffic issues. 

Herbie Huff, research associate at UCLA's Institute of Transportation Studies gives us an overview of some of those key issues and some possible fixes.

Herbie's main suggestion for a solution? Toll roads.

Some of our listeners chimed in on Herbie's thoughts and couldn't quite see how tolls would help:

https://twitter.com/ShustringMIA/status/695303012047126528

https://twitter.com/BrentonBowen/status/695302417563283456

While others were keen on different solutions:

https://twitter.com/Monstermash042/status/695302901103591424

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