Metro ExpressLanes/FasTrak Los Angeles: Remove FasTrak from existing HOV lanes on the 110 and 10 and keep them for HOV only
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Metro ExpressLanes/FasTrak Los Angeles: Remove FasTrak from existing HOV lanes on the 110 and 10 and keep them for HOV only

    1. Adriana Jakobsen
    2. Petition by

      Adriana Jakobsen

      Los Angeles, CA

Did you know these FasTrak facts?
1.Even if you carpool you still need a transponder for your vehicle ($25 deposit) and will pre-pay $40 in tolls even if you will never use the lanes as a solo driver (The city just collects your money and sits on it.)
2.You need to set a button on your transponder to indicate the number of people in your vehicle each time you use the ExpressLanes
3.You are always required to have a minimum balance of PRE-PAID tolls on your account at all times
4. If you do not use the ExpressLanes at least 4 times a month you will be charged an ADDITIONAL $3 per month for account maintenance.
5.The toll prices and rules regarding solo versus HOV-use change minute by minute and are a distraction to drivers who should be focusing on driving safely. Instead they will be reading and trying to interpret signs and potentially making dangerous last minute lane changes to avoid tolls and/or violations.
6.Dedicated carpool transition lanes from different freeways can put you into ExpressLanes without warning, imposing violations and tolls on people who have not made a CHOICE to use these lanes
There has been insufficient awareness of the need for transponders in EVERY vehicle. This unfairly discriminates against drivers of children who travel as a carpool 100% of the time and thought that because they didn't have to pay that they didn't need to register for FasTrak. These "unknowing offenders" will be mailed violations up to $400 weeks or months later despite the fact that they were not required to pay a toll due to HOV status. This will have a severe financial impact on families where one parent stays home to raise the child(ren) in lieu of an income. People in Los Angeles have been using these FREEways for years with the dedicated HOV/carpool lanes. Changing their daily routines and routes and forcing people to pay even if they will never use the lanes under toll conditions is WRONG.
Please join me in telling Metro NO to FasTrak in Los Angeles.

To:
Metro ExpressLanes/FasTrak Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
Remove FasTrak from existing HOV lanes and keep them for HOV only. Carpoolers should NOT need to buy a transponder OR pre-pay tolls they won't use. Most people are UNAWARE that carpoolers must have a transponder to use the ExpressLanes.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 200 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Metro ExpressLanes/FasTrak Los Angeles responds:

      Metro ExpressLanes/FasTrak Los Angeles

      Thank you for notifying us of your petition regarding the Metro ExpressLanes Program. This is a new one year pilot program where we expect to reduce congestion by moving more people -- not more cars. The objective of moving more people in...


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    • Edwin Gutierrez LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 6 months ago

      I don't see the community benifit in FasTrak lane. If anything, they have made the traffic congestion even worse. The idea of paying for a lane tax payers originally paid for, the HOV lane, seems rediculous.

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    • Jeanne Schuster PASADENA, CA
      • 7 months ago

      Because I use the freeways and the FasTrak lanes make them even more congested than they were before. They don't work and they're undemocratic.We actually have fewer lanes to drive in and more people than ever.

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    • Oscar Ayala LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 7 months ago

      Freeways have been paid for. We LA residents pay enough on taxes. We should not have to pay for what we been used to driving for so many years.

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    • Annette Neblina LOS ANGELES, CA
      • 7 months ago

      We paid taxes several years ago for the Diamond Lane to be created, now we taxpayers can't use what we paid for; we have to pay for some FasTrack equipment, plus pay for mileage as well. Soooo unfair!!!!

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    • Christopher Roberson COMPTON, CA
      • 7 months ago

      It is important the HOT lanes are changed back into HOV lanes. The traffic on the 110 is MUCH worse than it used to be. More cars were spread to the HOV lanes prior to this law because fewer people have the desire or money to pay for HOT lane access.

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