The SR 167 high-occupancy toll (HOT) lane, the P-I reports, is collecting about $25,000 a month from a $1 average toll. I don’t know how applicable these results are to future congestion pricing projects, but $25K a month doesn’t seem like the big bucks various transportation constituencies have been hoping for.
The article says engineers hope that volume will roughly sextuple in four years, which would start to get us into serious money.
In other news, the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration announced that passing I-985 could threaten millions of dollars of federal funding. Given that this comes from a Bush administration whose pro-transit record isn’t exactly spotless, it just goes to show how reckless and extreme this initiative is.
The Totem Lake Transit Center opens today. As some one who used to live near there, I can testify that it’s a traditionally underserved area. Bravo.