Transportation agencies are developing a plan for a $3.7 billion network of pay-to-use express lanes throughout the Bay Area — a plan that could usher in tolls on all lanes of some roads, including highway 101 between San Jose and San Francisco.
The express lane network proposal would likely include building new lanes on certain freeway segments, according to a presentation to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Operations Committee in June. The added lanes would eventually attract more cars to the road, increasing greenhouse gas emissions, transportation models predict.
Charging a toll to drivers on all lanes is a strategy that’s being evaluated as a way to …
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