a) Variable Tolls/Congestion Pricing
The Palmetto Express lanes tolls will vary based on the level of congestion as you enter the express lanes. When traffic is light, the toll is less. When traffic is heavy, the toll is more.
Higher toll amounts do not mean better service on the express lanes. High tolls means there are too many drivers entering the express lanes at the same time, and they are getting filled up too quickly. Tolls are increased to discourage more motorists from entering the express lanes to avoid a possible breakdown in speeds and services. Lower toll amounts mean that the express lanes are operating at free-flow conditions and therefore better service should be expected.
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