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Is it time to get rid of the failed toll roads?

Discussion in 'The Pub' at netrider.net.au started by Sir Ride Alot, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. No HOT lanes for Sydney: Keneally
    August 19, 2010

    NSW Premier Kristina Keneally says the government has no plans to introduce separately tolled express lanes on Sydney's motorways.

    The idea was proposed by Transurban chief operating officer Brendan Bourke at a Sydney road pricing conference on Wednesday.

    Adopted by some roads in the US, the so-called HOT (High Occupancy Toll) lanes guarantee users a faster trip than other motorists on the tollway.

    Transurban - which owns Sydney toll roads such as the Eastern Distributor, the Lane Cove Tunnel and M5 - has even suggested time of day tolling, to better manage traffic flow in the express lanes.

    Ms Keneally said her government would monitor the success of the roads in the United States, but had no plans to introduce HOT lanes in Sydney.

    "Our priority is on providing bus lanes and transit lanes, our priority is to tackle pinch points, to increase road infrastructure and to expand public infrastructure," she said.


  2. So she unintentionally said she's gonna give bikes a better deal? sweet.