Move to penalize Bay Area carpoolers

Discussion in 'Legislation' started by SentraSE-R, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    Bridge authorities consider ending free tolls for carpoolers. Apparently the success of carpools (46% of weekday 7-8 a.m. traffic across the Bay Bridge is carpools) is giving the authorities ideas to milk this cash cow. Carpools with 3 or more occupants get to cross the bridges for free during rush hour to relieve congestion. The bridge authorities want to end the free use, and increase their revenues.
     
  2. AlphabetBackward

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    I've never driven during rush hour but I only imagine it would get worse if you eliminated the free carpool lane. It's quite annoying given how many people I see not giving exact change. I keep a stash of dollar bills in my glove compartment for this exact reason.
     
  3. SentraSE-R

    SentraSE-R Pishtaco

    An update on the news. Unfortunately, this plan is still alive. We should be doing all we can to encourage carpooling, not discourage it.
     

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