So I got this whopper traffic ticket the other day. Without realizing I was doing so, I had been commuting with my ez pass on "hov/free ride" mode, with only me in the car - for about 2 months.
I started commuting with it set the right, legal way, and realized using the express lanes round trip each day was going to cost me around $600 a month.
Missy knows the local roads really well. She helped me plot out a decent back way. It's not the 25 minute jaunt the hot lanes are. The back way takes about 45 minutes at least.
But it's kind of fun. I'm just grateful I have options.