He said dealing with a longer commute has changed his quality of life. “I’m driving until 7 p.m., and my kids are getting ready for bed and taking baths,” he said. “I’m missing all that extra family time when I should have been home seeing and playing with them.”
Rodgers said he wants the state to suspend or stop the HOT lanes at least until they figure it out. He alone is the grass roots behind a petition drive, but he doesn’t think he’s alone.
“Just seeing the faces of the drivers that I’m sitting next to in traffic, the guys beating on their horns, angry and frustrated, I know there are a lot more,” he said.
So what about this? Is it time to pull the plug or should we give the HOT lanes more time? Is 13 days enough time to judge this a success or failure?