Motorists Overestimate the Benefit of Using Express Lanes Says Texas A&M Professor

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Matt Kempner asks, “Is I-85’s new $13.95 toll worth it?” He notes, “Texas A&M professor Mark Burris despises sitting in gridlock and studies the surprisingly complicated issues around how much we’re willing to pay to save time and avoid traffic. One thing he and other researchers have noticed: We overestimate what we are getting from toll roads.” Kempner believes, “As toll prices rise, so should our expectations of what it is we are buying.”