HOUSTON, TX – Some of you didn’t want to drive to work in the first place, but now it’s going to cost you more, if you use the Metro hot lanes.
Solo drivers choosing to use the HOV lanes for a toll will see a substantial increase – a $2 hike at peak hours. All in an effort to decrease traffic and increase flow during high volume hours. Drivers will have to pay up to $7 to drive the Hot Lanes between 6 and 6:30 in the morning.
The high use of the toll lanes could be a positive sign for the economy, but it slows down the main reason for the lanes – carpools, van pools and busses.
The highest tolls: 290 and 45 North at $7.00, 59 South and 45 South costs $6.50, and 59 North costs $4.50.
Yup, it’s gonna cost you a lot more to get to work to earn money that will in turn pay your tolls, to get to work. Vicious cycle, isn’t it?