“The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors voted last week to begin charging solo drivers of clean vehicles who had been using the lanes without charge. Under the new policy, clean air vehicles will be offered a 15 percent discount on solo driver tolls in the L.A. ExpressLanes.
The move to require payment from electric vehicles is aimed at addressing crowding and slowdowns in the lanes. The slowdowns threaten federal highway dollars and nullify the benefits the lanes were intended to provide.”
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