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"Well HOV can still used the beltway HOT lanes."

Yes, the toll lanes are open to Buses, HOV3 cars, and to toll paying cars. I am not trying to emphasize the difference between the HOT lanes and the I395 SOV lanes so much as the difference between those and transitways on local streets with multiple stops, and with gold standard BRT (im not sure how close either CCT or CCPY will be to gold standard, BTW)

"And also it remains to be seen how much revenue will actually be generated - the gov't could end up paying Transurban. If the lanes don't fill up with enough toll payers then we start paying them for the road."

I am not trying to revisit the debate about the beltway HOT lanes - just qualifying my point about the HOT lanes being like what you suggest (because they will have variable tolls to keep traffic free flowing) with an acknowledgment that there won't be $$ for transit and why.

by AWalkerInTheCity on Jul 12, 2012 11:20 am • linkreport

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