2013-02-25: Toll express lanes on the I-10 in Los Angeles reportedly worked well on their first workday today. Traffic was split about equally between free HOV3s (3 or more occupants) and toll paying vehicles, the operator LA Metro reports.
2013-01-22: Gothenburg, second city of Sweden (metro pop 900k) began a central area cordon toll January 2. The toll is levied for motor vehicles entering and exiting the city center between 6am and 6:30pm workdays, the charges being 8Kr, 13Kr or 18Kr (@15c/Krona this is $1.20, $1.95 and $2.70.
2012/10/31: For a bold project the announcement of its start-up sounded tentative, even timid. The 495 Express Lanes "will open as early as November 17," the first announcement from VDOT and the Express Lanes operator Transurban said.
No firm date still?
The launch of managed toll lanes this week on I-85 northeast of Atlanta was so mismanaged that the state Governor intervened after three days and very publicly ordered changes. For three nights TV, radio and the press in Atlanta reported the fiasco of noticeably worse congestion in the general purpose lanes alongside almost empty "Express" or toll managed lanes on the big highway northeast out of Atlanta, the first in a huge proposed network.
E-ZPass electronic tolling is doing "way better" on the Ohio Turnpike, the executive-director George Distel tells us six days after the October 1 start-up. "Each day we're improving.