Transportation planners are moving forward on the first phase of a major regional project to create a network of express lanes along Bay Area highways.
A new study shows the plan to allow solo drivers to pay for express lanes on highways 680 and 880 in Santa Clara County is easing congestion for the rest of the drivers who aren’t paying anything extra.
The VTA, along with Caltrans, has proposed conversion of the existing carpool lanes on the Highway 237/880 interchange in Milpitas and San Jose to express lanes that would also be open to solo drivers who pay a toll for the privilege of driving in the lane.
The KCBS and Chronicle insider weighs in on the just-opened “express lane,” which allows solo drivers to pay for privileges on a stretch of a Bay Area carpool lane. Is this the wave of the future?