91 Express Lanes - Orange County, Calif.
Hailed as a “godsend” by The Wall Street Journal, the $126 million privately-financed toll road that opened to traffic in December 1995 is the result of a unique public-private partnership to improve California's transportation infrastructure.
The world's first fully automated toll road, the project offers motorists four free-flowing lanes, two in each direction, along the median of the Riverside (91) Freeway. Before completion of the new lanes, the freeway carried more than 255,000 daily vehicles, and congestion lasted more than six hours. The new lanes provide motorists a fast, safe, and reliable alternative.