A recent study by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) declared what many residents already know: traffic is only getting worse in the Commonwealth.
The image above shows the estimated commute from the South Shore into Boston on a weekday at 8:30 a.m., with orange and red indicating the severe congestion along I-93. Several suggestions have be made regarding ways to ease traffic flow, particularly in the Greater Boston area. One such idea is to charge drivers a fee to use certain lanes during rush hour.
Those in support of these lanes argue that it will provide an option for drivers willing and able to pay more to avoid traffic, while at the same time reducing the number of cars in the free lanes. Those against these lanes argue that it favors the wealthy and think it might actually attract more cars to the roads.
What do you think? Should Massachusetts create pay-to-use lanes to ease congestion on our roadways? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below.
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