FROM Shahrzad Amiri
MTA Fast Lanes Are So Successful They’re Slowing Down Toll lanes on the 110 Freeway are supposed to speed up rush-hour traffic by charging more when the road gets more congested. But the Metropolitan Transportation Authority says they're becoming a victim of their own success . So many drivers pay the maximum of $1.40 a mile that the toll lanes are slowing down. Shahrzad Amiri is project manager for Metro's ExpressLanes .
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