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Therefore, MoDOT is studying truck-only lanes as a way to improve safety and reduce congestion during reconstruction and expansion of 1-70.
Under these conditions, would it make sense to separate this growing truck traffic from lighter vehicles with truck-only lanes Several States, in fact, are considering truck-only lanes, but the costs could run into the billions.
Los Angeles could use public-private partnerships for major projects, such as new expressways in rapid growth areas, and for adding truck-only lanes or high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes to sluggish freeways.
Add truck-only lanes on 15 Freeway from 60 Freeway through Cajon Pass: $1.
Increased car-pool lanes, tolls for solo drivers who want to use car-pool lanes, truck-only lanes and increased mass transit have all been suggested.
That could mean adding truck-only lanes to local freeways, he said.
The document still spends plenty on highways and roads, but also sets aside billions for buses and busways, commuter and light rail improvements, local shuttle networks, truck-only lanes, toll roads and other options.
The regional plan will be taken up today by a Southern California Association of Governments committee for final adoption, with substantial modifications forced by the MTA that will affect such issues as commuter rail, truck-only lanes and other investments.
Developing truck-only lanes paralleling the Golden State Freeway through most of Los Angeles to handle the thousands of trucks hauling freight expected to pour into the region's busy ports.
The draft transportation plan, which must be adopted by spring, marks a significant shift in priorities for SCAG away from expensive rail projects in favor of dedicated bus corridors, expanded Metrolink and shuttle services and specialized road projects, such as toll and truck-only lanes.
The plan calls for creating truck-only lanes on some freeways with a lot of freight traffic, including Interstate 5, and increasing capacity on rail lines, with installation of new track and sound walls that will allow trains to run more often and at higher speeds.