Opinion: The future of toll lanes is essential in California as congestion worsens

When California began building its highway network after World War II to connect its thriving suburbs, drivers will be able to use them to quickly bypass traffic lights, pedestrians and increasingly congested city streets.

And although it is not explicitly stated, flowing concrete ribbons would be unlike toll roads in the east: this means that these roads would be free.

But that was a long time before these highways were crowded with traffic from the bumper to the bumper, leading to unfortunate traffic and a constant smog sky.

Now California is expanding toll lanes on highways like never before, not only to increase revenue for transport projects, but also to change its behavior.