It was with much frustration to learn that if you use the 152nd Street ramps for the Port Mann Bridge, you cannot get the HOV discount. The on-ramp enters the freeway at a point where you cannot cross over to the HOV lane in time for the cameras to take your picture. For the 152nd Street off-ramp, you will need to be in the exit lanes well before the cameras can take your picture.
I called Treo and the response I was given was to use the 156th Street ramps. This entry and exit forces a consumer to travel about two kilometres out of the way and through single-lane access points. The simple solution would have been to put the HOV cameras in the middle of the bridge.
Surrey users of the 152nd Street access points are being penalized due to another flaw in the design of the bridge.
Jatinder Sandhu, Surrey
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