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Would you pay a toll to beat traffic?

• Arizona Republic

Solo drivers on Interstate 10 could soon zip past traffic by paying a toll to use the carpool lane if a prediction by former U.S. Transportation Secretary Mary Peters proves right.

She says high-occupancy toll, or HOT, lanes on I-10 could soon be available for frustrated drivers. In two months, the cash-strapped Arizona Department of Transportation begins courting private investors to improve the highway system.


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Comment by Michele Power
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 What an outrage!!  Where did the money come from to build these HOV lanes??  Taxpayers??  Are they going to use the money they receive to pay back all of the taxpayers??  How can you take money from the people to pay for something and then charge them to use it?  It's like the freakin' stadium.  Taxpayers paid for it and cannot even afford the ticket price to enjoy it.  THIS IS CRAP!  It would be different if a privately owned company fronted the money to build the toll lanes, anticipating they could charge a toll for using them.  Now I would agree with that!  How about we propose that since Arizona taxpayers already paid for it, we get a free pass to use it and all of the out-of-towners have to pay the toll??

Comment by Forty Four O Nine
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Exactly what I said was going to happen


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