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Should Toll Lanes On The 405 Freeway Become A Reality?




Light traffic flows on the Interstate 405 in Los Angeles, California.
Light traffic flows on the Interstate 405 in Los Angeles, California.
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Lone drivers could eventually be able to use the 405’s carpool lanes as a result of toll lanes. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is in the early stages of plans for toll lanes between the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley and the 10 in West L.A., according to the L.A. Times

Other programs similar include portions of the 110 and 10 freeways, where drivers are charged a per-mile toll that depends on traffic. The Sepulveda Pass toll lanes, if approved, would be open to commuters in 2027. The Metro board is set to consider a $27.5 million contract on Thursday. Metro officials and urban planning experts have previously said that programs like these could significantly help with traffic congestion. But what do the drivers think? We want to hear from you? Do you think the additional toll lanes are a good idea? Join the conversation by calling 866-893-5722.

Guests:

Laura J. Nelson, covers transportation and mobility issues for the Los Angeles Times

Mark Linsenmayer, deputy executive officer for the Los Angeles Metro Transit Authority’s Congestion Reduction Program, which oversees express lanes and program expansion