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Officials praise I-580 express lanes for first-year results

Original post made on Mar 20, 2017

Interstate 580's toll express lanes through the Tri-Valley marked their one-year anniversary last month, and so far, the numbers show they're providing much-needed traffic congestion relief as planned, according to Alameda County officials.

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Posted by shpcapt
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:57 am

I am surprised that Alameda County Officials and Pols are patting themselves on the back for the success of these "Express Lanes" Have they seen the traffic mess it has created on 580 west of the 580/680 junction right up to the 580/238 split in Castro Valley area.Similarly the back up on 680 South starts at the 580/680 junction which is much further North then it was earlier. Basically these Express Lanes just shift the traffic back up much further away. This is just another tax on the common man.


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:10 am

Much easier to pat themselves on the back then to admit that you spent a lot of taxpayer money on Lexus Lanes for the privileged. How are the Bart tracks to livermore going to go in without ripping out that brand new concrete divider between the east and west lanes?? Another project well thought out with little regard for the everyday taxpayers.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Mar 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

yeah....not sure we needed 2 express lanes, go ahead with the one to continue to promote carpooling and EV adoption, but 2 when there is clearly a throughput and peak demand problem isn't addressing the problem. I also don't understand why that was prioritized over the 680 northbound HOV lane.

Big picture, we're not solving these problems wisely - a look at how its addressed on the golden gate bridge shows a much more effective, resource conscience, and sustainable solution.


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