New York's Mayor Bloomberg wanted to institute what's called "congestion pricing," but the state legislature turned him down cold. That made money available for Los Angeles to institute a pilot program on what used to be called "freeways." The federal government will give LA County $213 million for high-capacity buses and upgrading the Metrolink in the San Gabriel Valley. In return, the MTA will conduct pilot programs on the 10, the 210 and possible the 110 freeways.
Congestion Pricing: Is it Time to Charge LA Drivers for the Right to Be on the Road?
Richard Katz - former California High-Speed Rail Authority board member, Tim Rutten - Los Angeles Daily News, Brian Taylor - Professor of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies at UCLA, John Vidal - Guardian newspaper - @john_vidal