Los Angeles Opens Carpool Lanes to Solo Drivers

Posted: Nov. 19th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse

In a controversial move that many claim favors the rich and well-to-do, Los Angeles has opened its carpool lanes to those solo drivers who are willing to pay a little extra to beat the traffic by turning the carpool lanes into a toll road. Regular carpoolers will still be allowed on the carpool lanes – for now, some opponents proclaim – but a special transponder will be required.

Solo drivers can now pay to use the carpool lanes on the 110 Freeway. Toll lanes officially opened at 10:02 p.m. Saturday.

The carpool lanes on an 11-mile stretch of the 110 Freeway between Adams Boulevard and the 91 Freeway officially turned into toll lanes as part of a $290 million program by Metro, funded by federal grants and taxpayers' dollars to improve traffic flow on the busy Harbor Freeway, allowing solo drivers to bypass gridlock.

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