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Public meeting tonight on adding toll lane on westbound I-580 through Pleasanton

Original post made on May 13, 2013

Two transportation agencies will hold a public hearing from 5-7 p.m. tonight in Dublin to review plans for creating a toll express lane on westbound I-580.

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Comments (8)

Posted by Anon, a resident of Del Prado
on May 13, 2013 at 9:50 am

I never quite understand how this is supposed to help an commute that is already a nightmare. All four lanes in this commute are already packed, now we make one a toll lane. Don't we all, as citizens of California, pay taxes to CalTrans? Why don't they just add a new lane to reduce the incredible amount of traffic coming from east of the Altamont??


Posted by Carlos, a resident of Highland Oaks
on May 14, 2013 at 9:24 am

I think it's a great idea. Keep those working people out of the way of the rich people.


Posted by $$$, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 14, 2013 at 9:59 am

So now there will be an empty (express)lane like 680 South near Milpitas??? Squeezing into one less lane accomplishes nothing!
Also, living near Santa Rita Rd, when I go to Danville thru Hacienda and on to Hacienda ramp to 580 for a bit, then North on 680, I'll now do my 680 approach on Stoneridge Drive??? Really?? That's the solution??
Since I live in P-town, the tri-valley 'hub', I have zero intention of 'paying' to do my East Bay tasks. When I go to Dublin/SanRamon from Santa Rita Rd, I hop on frwy to Hacienda or Hopyard or Foothill.
Instead in need to 'SIT' and pollute at 10 lights to get to Chipolte & Sprouts? Is that AIR Resources solution?????
Final analysis....IF electric cars are allowed is putt along in the new 'express' lane, even those willing to pay, will not use it, since there is nothing on earth as frustrating as putting behind a Prius!!!! I hate them and will not play this game of insanity. They should be outlawed in all 'left / fast' lanes.


Posted by jeat, a resident of Stoneridge
on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 am

Looks like the conversion of one lane to a car pool HOV lane is already planned and approved. Knowing that HOV lanes are frustratingly under-utilized, they will add on individual drivers with extra money who choose to pay a toll. This trend seems very undemocratic to me. You see it in the airport, too -- separate security lines reserved for those willing to pay extra. Will BART soon be offering a first class coach with reserved seating for a premium?


Posted by Seniors, a resident of Dublin
on May 14, 2013 at 11:03 am

What about seniors. Will we get passes. Not all of us have money to burn.


Posted by Pete , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

Work transition, to whatever design agreed too, at night...and get government out of the way of commuters.


Posted by $$$, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 14, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Prius' 'Putt-Putts' simply 'back up' freeways....whatever lane they're in!
They break the 'rhythm', the flow of 'normal' drivers. They CAUSE congestion!. I don't know if the the autos, or misfit type of driver.
I'd be for either A) allowing Prius' ONLY in left lane, OR B) OUTLAWING Prius'in left lane. They seem Unable to pace with normal
traffic....causing congestion!


Posted by kbenson, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on May 15, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Toll lanes? and the money will go where? Start @ a low "fee" and sooner than later, it will get to $5 (people pay to cross the bay bridge) Stop playing and start working on solid commute alternatives.

1. Bus shuttles (to/from tracy-livermore-pleasanton)
2. Get Bart out to Tracy
3. Provide better incentives for carpoolers


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