Toll lanes on the 110 and 10 freeways are Los Angeles County's first attempt at "congestion pricing," charging solo drivers varying prices to use carpool lanes.
The fees for non-carpool drivers increase as regular traffic lanes become clogged. Traveling in the toll lanes can shave two to three minutes a mile off rush-hour trips, officials say, and are seen as a way to maximize the efficiency of a largely built-out freeway network.
Join us at 9 a.m. as we discuss the county's toll experiment and what the plans are for the future with Times reporter Laura Nelson.
The use of toll lanes to ease traffic woes is spreading across the country. Nine states have a total of 18 toll corridors. Twelve more are under construction.