On Private Toll Roads in Southern California

Southern California is known for its freeways, which are often jammed with traffic. Amy Argetsinger and Steven Ginsberg report on our experiment with private toll roads. As I resident of LA who rarely even uses the public freeways, I did not even know these toll roads were privately owned. I also certainly did not know that one could pay $7.75 in tolls to drive home.

On occasion, the opportunity cost of my one-way commute during rush hour on the I-5 was likely much higher. Did I just made a case that we freeway drivers should be subsidizing the private toll roads?!