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'Lexus lanes' are great -- for drivers who can afford a Lexus
'Lexus lanes' are great -- for drivers who can afford a Lexus

To the editor: In what universe are toll roads an appropriate way of relieving congestion on public highways? The way to relieve congestion is to provide more efficient, alternative means of transportation, not to limit access to publicly funded roads based on an ability to pay. ("Caltrans to put toll lanes on 405 Freeway in Orange County," July 25) The original proposal for carpool lanes requiring three or more passengers had merit as a way of encouraging an alternative mode of transportation that could make more efficient use of existing highways. Lanes requiring only two passengers do little to encourage carpooling and simply offer an out for drivers who happen to have a...

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