Yup, as I mentioned in a post a while back, the HOV to HOT lane conversion is coming to me in the San Gabriel Valley. The 10 from Alameda/Union Station to the 605 will be the affected area. The change becomes effective 2-23-2013 at 12:01AM.
The transponders aren’t cheap, and then again using the lanes isn’t cheap if you are not in a carpool either. Yes, you are required to have a transponder in your car if you use the lane. There is no $3.00 service fee charged if you use it at least 3 times a month.
Metro is so “convinced” you will love it they are running a contest that ends today to get you to sign up. Enter HERE.
AAA offers discounts on the transponders if you purchase it through them. This deal is open only to AAA members. The offer is as follows: Receive 20% off the initial pre-paid toll deposit of $40. AAA members will pay $32 for $40 worth of toll credits. Maximum discount is $8 per new account set-up.
My question is why hasn’t the 10 from DTLA to SaMo or the 405 from say the 101 to the 10 not been hit with the Lexus Lanes as well? Certainly they are as congested as bad or worse than the freeways chosen so far.