Tuesday, January 26, 2021

I-77 Through Charlotte

The picture below was taken as we drove south on I-77 through Charlotte and shows a total of five lanes, however, the two on the left of the barrier are for paying customers.  So 40% of the total capacity (and 50% in other places) are set aside for those willing to pay for the privilege of zipping along during times when us poor folk are creeping along.  

I have to wonder how much money is being lost since the government lockdowns have people working from home and using the free lanes is not a burden.  That said, we saw some cars using the toll lanes anyway and wondering why anyone would bother spending even a few dimes to use them.  Speeding is our best guess.

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