Here's a timely update on the diamond lanes we read about in Joan Didion's Bureaucrats. The experiment of how to best manage freeway lanes in Los Angeles continues. Last year 11 miles were converted to toll lanes and, like the 1970s demonstration project, the plan is making things better for some and worse for others.
L.A. County's first foray into toll lanes shows that those willing to pay are getting a slightly faster commute, but everyone else is seeing more traffic. Some trips now take 15 minutes longer than before the carpool lanes were reconfigured on the 110 Freeway.Here's the full article.