LA County's first toll lanes opened this past weekend on what used to be carpool lanes along an 11-mile stretch of the 110 freeway from Adams Boulevard south of downtown LA to the Harbor Gateway Transit Center near the 91 freeway. Tolls vary from a quarter to $1.40 per mile, depending on demand, but the average toll will be between $4-$7 or could be as much as $15.40.

Clearly there is demand: Metro officials have already issued 30,000 transponders -- which you need to use the lanes and which can be purchased on line at or at walk-in centers in El Monte and Gardena. They cost $40 but the money can be used toward fares.

The lanes are part of a 1-year federal demonstration project that also includes toll lanes on 14 miles of the 10 freeway between Union Station and the 605 due to open early next year.

Read the details in the LA Times.

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