Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Water, Diamonds, Highway Lanes

Adam Smith must be smiling:
Motorists could be given the option of paying more to use less congested motorway lanes under new [British] Government proposals.

Plans to explore the feasibility of pay-as-you-drive motorway lanes - dubbed "Lexus lanes" - have been announced by Ruth Kelly, the Transport Secretary.

....Work will now begin to identify proposals for specific stretches of the motorway network.

The initiative, designed to ease congestion, will see nearly 500 miles of motorway lanes created for either toll or car-share use.

The toll lanes could be in place by 2010, and would be reserved for motorists willing to pay a premium to use them.

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