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Old 02-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #16
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WTF, weird timing.

Motorcycles no longer need FasTrak transponders to use ExpressLanes
http://thesource.metro.net/2013/02/2...-expresslanes/

Why do motorcycles no longer need transponders? The toll system on the ExpressLanes is automated. A software update to the system now allows cameras to recognize standard motorcycle license plates thus ensuring they won't receive a notice for not having a transponder.
There was no way to add a motorcycle to your account anyways. it was probably just cheaper to let them slide

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:36 PM   #17
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There was no way to add a motorcycle to your account anyways. it was probably just cheaper to let them slide
with the switched transponder you put it in the third position.
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:47 PM   #18
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This has been dealt with

buy Strike 1 a beer when you see him. If you don't know him go to some local motorcycle races or come out on a Thu on the East Side. They apparently upgraded the tech to see bikes. Go forth and enjoy those lanes. Ride like brave men into the sunset.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:58 PM   #19
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fyi

got this email today

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Dear Metro ExpressLanes Customer,
The ExpressLanes on the 10 freeway between Alameda Street in downtown LA and the 605 freeway in El Monte are now open. While the concept is the same as the existing ExpressLanes on the 110 freeway, there are some similarities and differences.
  • The 10 and the 110 corridors have different minimum occupancy requirements as a carpool lane that do not change for the conversion to ExpressLanes. The 110 allows vehicles with two or more people to travel toll-free 24/7; however the 10 allows three or more passengers to travel toll free 24/7.
    Two person carpools using the 10 ExpressLanes pay a toll during rush hour (Monday through Friday 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.) but are not charged a toll during non-rush hour (Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., and weekends). The overhead electronic signs will make it clear when tolls for two person carpoolers are in effect.
  • The average toll will likely be different due to the differences in length and space available to toll payers. The 10 is longer (14 miles from Alameda Street in downtown L.A. to the 605 freeway in El Monte) and the 110 is shorter (11 miles from Adams Boulevard in downtown L.A. to the 91 freeway).
    Metro has also added a second ExpressLane on the 10 (between the 605 and the 710) to provide nine new miles in each direction; the 110 already had two lanes in each direction for eight of its 11 miles. This lane is added through re-striping and did not take away any general purpose lanes.
  • The number of entry and exit points are different: the 10 ExpressLanes has four entrance points westbound and three entrance points eastbound while the 110 ExpressLanes has four entrance points northbound and six entrance points southbound. The exit and entry points are available by clicking the link below.
    http://www.metro.net/projects_studie...Toll_Entry.pdf
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:01 PM   #20
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fyi

got this email today

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Old 03-14-2013, 03:15 PM   #21
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i wish the pro gun lobby people would use their guns and shoot the transponders on the freeway.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:20 PM   #22
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The people buying transponders are contributing to the problem
If no one bought transponders and no one used these lanes they would probably reopen them for the general public to use due to the heavy traffic
These lanes were already bought and paid for many times over
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:13 PM   #23
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The people buying transponders are contributing to the problem
If no one bought transponders and no one used these lanes they would probably reopen them for the general public to use due to the heavy traffic
These lanes were already bought and paid for many times over
you underestimate the power of the ticket giving system here in Los Angeles...



they love tickets and pointless and impenetrable bureaucracy
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:18 PM   #24
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Technically you're a day late, it was declared Thursday

Technically, it was the email that was a day late.
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