MIAMI (AP) — Department of Transportation numbers show many South Florida drivers are willing to pay to drive in the express lanes on Interstate 95. So, the price may go up.
The Miami Herald reports that as of October, drivers had made 112,119 $7 trips through the express lanes this year. That’s an increase of 125-percent over 2012, 2011 and 2010 combined.
Drivers using the express lanes pay between $0.25 to a maximum of $7 to access the lanes. The idea is that by driving up the price as congestion builds during rush hour, traffic is driven back into the general lanes, easing congestion in the express lanes.
DOT held a public hearing last week on rule changes that could cap the toll at $10.50. The minimum would rise to $0.50.
Source: Associated Press