A 14 mile stretch of Southbound I-680 will feature an express lane
as of next Monday, 20 September. Although the new lane will not cross into Contra Costa County, it is a sample of what could potentially develop into an “800 mile network of express lanes
,” which will cover the Bay Area and the surrounding region.
Express lanes, which have proved successful in other cities such as San Diego, Denver, and Minneapolis, should encourage traffic to flow more smoothly and help raise money for other transit options- solo travelers who use the express lane will have to pay a toll via Fastrak
, which will vary depending on traffic levels.... Read the rest