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Those driving alone could use car pool lane – for a fee

Some motorists who regularly use Phoenix-area car pool lanes don’t like proposals that would allow people to pay to use them when they’re driving alone.

Two proposals that would convert existing car pool lanes into toll lanes are making their way through the Legislature.

The toll would be charged to drivers alone in their cars who don’t meet the lane minimum requirement of at least two occupants. Those in car pools could continue to use the lane for free.

The actual costs for Arizona drivers remain unknown. A review of similar programs in California and Texas, shows the costs of High Occupancy/Toll, or HOT, lanes can add up quickly.

For example, it costs commuters in Orange County, Calif., $9 to drive a 10-mile stretch of road during peak rush hours.

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This archive contains all the stories that appeared on the Tucson Citizen's website from mid-2006 to June 1, 2009.

In 2010, a power surge fried a server that contained all of videos linked to dozens of stories in this archive. Also, a server that contained all of the databases for dozens of stories was accidentally erased, so all of those links are broken as well. However, all of the text and photos that accompanied some stories have been preserved.

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