CALIF. HOT LANES FLOP

A promising toll buy-in project has been quietly shelved. On Southern California State Route 57 (CA-57), Orange County Transportation Commission staff have recommended deferral of High Occupancy free, Toll others (HOT) lanes. A study pointed up some difficulties, notably 90 property acquisitions needed for right of way, but also the more serious difficulty of dispersing traffic at the southern end of the project where CA-57 ends in a complex interchange called the Orange Crush with connections to the Interstate 5 and CA-22 freeways. Existing bad conditions would be made worse by the addition of HOT lanes. The study estimated that HOT lanes would generate little revenue with High Occupancy Vehicle-2s free, but if it tolled single and two-occupant vehicles it would generate tolls to finance some $290 million of capital works. The project would work best as pure toll lanes, but no one seems to favor tolling carpools.

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    Public Works Financing

    147 Elmer Street
    Westfield, NJ  United States  07090-2433
  • Authors:
    • Samuel, P
  • Publication Date: 2000-4

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 34
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  • Accession Number: 00792350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 15 2000 12:00AM