Kansas urban planners devise class discrimination for local streets and a pricing plan that puts po'folk even further behind in the social order.
A peek at the dystopian scheme . . .
So if you're late to pick up the kids from daycare and the two regular lanes are crowded during rush hour, just hop over to a third new lane -- the express lane. You'll be electronically charged approximately $1.75 to use that open lane.
The same rule applies when demand is low, but then the cost would drop to about 60 cents.
It's very much a user fee, but when not every user has the same means, some ask: Is it fair?
Of course not. It's not even practical or efficent. But nothing about American life amid the pandemic meets that very low bar.
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