Analysts say the lower-than-expected traffic on the 495 Express Lanes, built through a private-public partnership, could be a result of changing transit patterns, an indication that drivers lack familiarity with the lanes or that predictions in early planning stages were overly optimistic. (Associated Press)

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Analysts say the lower-than-expected traffic on the 495 Express Lanes, built through a private-public partnership, could be a result of changing transit patterns, an indication that drivers lack familiarity with the lanes or that predictions in early planning stages were overly optimistic. (Associated Press)