Staff report on FasTrak maintenance fee by In December, Supervisor and Metro Board Member Zev Yaroslavsky submitted a motion to the Metro Board to eliminate the $3 account maintenance fee for ExpressLanes customers. The fee has yet to go into effect — it won’t until the ExpressLanes open on the [continue reading]
50K transponders issued so far; preparations underway to launch ExpressLanes on 10 freeway in early 2013
Here is the news release from Metro: Following on the heels of the successful opening of 11-miles of Metro ExpressLanes along the Harbor Freeway and with more than 50,000 Fastrak® ExpressLanes transponders issued, motorists this week will begin seeing messages on the giant display message boards along the I-10 San [continue reading]
Here is a look at some of the transportation headlines gathered by us and the Metro Library. The full list of headlines is posted on the Library’s Headlines blog, which you can also access via email subscription or RSS feed. How L.A.’s first toll road could help reduce traffic (KCET [continue reading]
The above photo was taken at 7:15 a.m. this morning of the northbound 110 freeway; the ExpressLanes are the two far-left lanes. As you can see, traffic was flowing smoothly in the heart of the morning rush hour. The ExpressLanes averaged about 1,200 vehicles per hour during the rush hour [continue reading]
And so it begins: ExpressLanes — Los Angeles County's first foray into congestion pricing — open Saturday night on 110 freeway!
The first freeway in Los Angeles County opened in 1940 (the Pasadena Freeway), the first carpool lane in 1973 (the El Monte Busway) and Saturday at 10:02:26 p.m. the first HOT lanes debuted as part of the new ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway between Adams Boulevard and 182nd Street. Here’s [continue reading]
A few talking heads talking about congestion pricing! Give it a watch — it’s only two minutes.
Metro’s third major project of 2012 is opening this weekend — the Metro ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway between Adams Boulevard and 182nd Street. A few questions have come up, naturally, and I want to try to clearly and unequivocally answer the ones that I’ve been getting time and again. [continue reading]
Here is the full transcript from the live web chat with ExpressLanes Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins from last Friday about Metro’s ExpressLanes project, which opens on the 110 freeway on Saturday. To get a FasTrak transponder to use the lanes — and everyone who uses the lanes must have one [continue reading]
Click here to join the chat when it begins at noon!
We’re at t-minus eight days until the opening of the ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway on Saturday, Nov. 10. We’ve been posting tips from the ExpressLanes teams on how to use the lanes. Today’s lesson: how to get into and out of them! From the team: “It’s important to note [continue reading]