Carpool and Toll Lanes on 14th Street Bridge

April 16, 2014

District officials are considering creating carpool and toll lanes on part of the 14th Street bridge and other stretches of city highway as early as next year, offering motorists with means a way of speeding their commute and pushing the nation’s capital into the debate over the costs and benefits of “congestion pricing.” Under the proposals, the middle span over the Potomac River from Virginia — known as the Rochambeau Bridge — would be included in the new carpool and toll arrangement, while the other two bridges would remain free for all traffic. A key goal is to reduce the number of vehicles carrying single drivers as a way of easing congestion. (Post)

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