H.O.T. TOPIC: Jeff Taylor of Reason looks at high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes as a way to break the logjam that commuter lanes, with their characteristic low automobile occupancy, causes on Washington DC’s highways.
Naturally of course, the idea of scrapping the commuter lanes altogether is never considered. But I’d be more than willing to pay extra to use a commuter lane if I’m driving alone in rush hour.
It makes sense–which is why it’s probably doomed in the Beltway.