Monday, August 26

Backseat Driving with Big Brother - Interesting, but not entirely accurate, NY Times article on the use of electronic toll collection transponders to track traffic patterns in the Bay Area. However, only on seven Bay Area bridges is the toll $2. It is $3 (and rising) on the privately-owned Golden Gate. Having had to stop for idiots without a FasTrak at the toll plaza of 5 of the 8 bridges in recent weeks, let me offer that there aren't nearly enough people actually using the FasTrak system to yet make this data very useful anyway.