Very soon, on parts of the I-10 and 110 freeways, it's going cost you to use the car pool lanes — even if you have a passenger. You'll have to deposit $40 to get a transponder and then pay for every mile you travel in those lanes. The price will be different at different times of day. It's been tried in cities around the country and around the world to ease traffic congestion. Will it work in LA? Also, will LA county voters agree to extend the sales tax increase they approved overwhelmingly just four years ago? Will it speed up vital transportation projects or increase pollution and violate bus riders' civil rights? On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the Pentagon, "sequester" and national security.
Congestion Pricing Coming to a Freeway Near You
From this Episode:
Congestion Pricing Is Coming to Southern California
Starting on November 10, there's going to be big change on Interstate 110, between Adams Boulevard and the 91 Freeway. The same thing will happen early next year on...
14 min, 50 sec
Measure J: the Half-Cent Sales Tax Continuation
Four years ago, even with the economy in big trouble, two thirds of Los Angeles County voters approved Measure R , a sales-tax increase to help build some 15 specific...
11 min, 21 sec