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Driving in the Rich Lane on the 91 Freeway

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If you want to drive the 91 Express Lanes during peak, peak rush hour, it's going to cost you. A lot.

From today's Los Angeles Times:

Starting next week, Friday-afternoon commuters on the eastbound 91 Express Lanes will have to dip deeper into their wallets to escape endless congestion on the Riverside Freeway. The $10 toll is among the highest in the nation and comes nine months after the boost to $9.25. It will be in effect from 3 to 4 p.m. ... In addition to the increase on Fridays, the eastbound toll during the same 3 to 4 p.m. hour will increase from $4.95 to $5.95 on Wednesdays and from $4.95 to $5.70 on Thursdays, Zlotnik said.

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Ouch. So that's how the rich roll in the OC and the IE, while the bourgeoisie are stuck in the slow lanes. We guess that's one way to solve traffic problems in Southern California.