Los Angeles MTA to Study New Tolls on Carpool Lanes, Bumping HOV Minimum and Cracking Down on Cheaters

Los Angeles Times reports, “In an effort to improve sluggish speeds on the region’s freeways, Los Angeles County transportation officials have agreed to examine whether to impose tolls on more carpool lanes and a higher passenger requirement for such lanes. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board of directors voted 11 to 1 Thursday to ask for a study of those options, as well as recommendations for cracking down on carpool lane cheaters.”