August 2022

Threats to Express Toll Lanes

Robert W.Poole Jr. Director of Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation

One of the greatest transportation policy success stories is express toll lanes. Since the world’s first variably priced express lane project opened on SR 91 in Orange County, California in December 1995, similar projects have spread to nearly all the largest U.S. urban areas apart from the Northeast. FHWA data shows more than 60 ETL projects in operation as of last year.

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