Report Says New I-580 Express Lanes Are Already Benefiting Bay Area Motorists

The Mercury News (San Jose) reports, “Motorists took nearly 1.9 million trips on Interstate 580’s new express lanes in Alameda County in the first four months the lanes opened to vehicle traffic earlier this year, according to a recent report. [Link added.] The $345 million project opened on the notoriously congested Tri-Valley corridor in mid-February to solo drivers, who pay an extra toll to use the lane, and to carpoolers, who can drive for free.” The article includes data on traffic speed and toll rates in the new managed lanes.