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Freeway express-lane project speeds ahead

Original post made on Apr 13, 2009

Under a plan for State Highway 85 and U.S. Highway 101, carpool lanes will be converted into express toll lanes, allowing solo drivers with FasTrak transponders to drive in the fast lane at any time.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 13, 2009, 1:40 PM

Comments

Posted by O, a resident of Castro City
on Apr 13, 2009 at 9:19 pm

So stupid! Might as well call them lower, middle and upper class lanes. When I was in San Diego a few months ago during late afternoon rush hour, I only saw one car in front of me and in the rear view on a long straight away. Didn't seem like very many commuters were using the toll lane. What a waste of freeway space.
By 2035, I'm really hoping to have a hydrogen car that can fly over really slow cars in the left lane, safely run stop lights and signs and be wherever I want to be in 10 minutes with no speeding tickets.


Posted by Airtight case, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 13, 2009 at 9:55 pm

When I was in the library a few months ago on a Saturday morning, I only saw one person in the reference section where I was sitting and one in the foreign languages section on the other side of the floor. Didn't seem like many residents were using the library. What a waste of space and public $$.

Wish they could just do away with it and put in a parking lot for hydrogen-powered cars driven by sarcastic drivers like me...


Posted by s, a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 14, 2009 at 11:43 am

Airtight Case - Thanks for the laugh. Reading the news can be depressing, and it is nice to actually laugh once in a while. Point taken!


Posted by Rodger, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 15, 2009 at 7:46 pm

It's terrible that people with money can buy there way into the car pool lanes, this idea needs to be buried. I look forward to the time when hybrid cars are banned from the the car pool lanes even thought today I test drove two new hybrid cars.

Car pool lanes should remain car pool lanes.