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Gross toll revenue of the I-10 ExpressLanes was $8,918,985 and I-110 ExpressLanes was $18,704,961 in the first 16 months of HOT lane operation.

The Los Angeles Congestion Reduction Demonstration projects evaluated tolling, technology, transit, and travel demand management strategies.


08/31/2015


Summary Information

The Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana metro area is home to 13 million people and has the second highest population density in the United States. The region has the most extensive freeway system in the United States, in addition to a comprehensive public transit system. The area is one of the most congested areas in the United States.

The Los Angeles (LA) Congestion Reduction Demonstration (CRD) projects included:

Tolling: Converting HOV lanes and restriping created dynamically-priced HOT lanes; the 11-mile ExpressLanes on I-110 opened on November 10, 2012 and the 14-mile ExpressLanes on I-10 opened on February 23, 2013. Tolls range from $0.25 to $1.40 per hour, depending on congestion, paid with an electronic FasTrak transponder.

Parking Management: LA Express Park is an integrated parking management system that relies on state-of-the-art parking sensors, parking meters, and parking guidance technologies, as well as advanced analytical capabilities.

Transit: Increased frequency of bus rapid transit (BRT), additional transit signal priority (TSP) deployment, and capital improvements.

Travel Demand Management: Formation of new vanpools.

Findings

On the I-110 ExpressLanes, monthly average peak period tolls ranged from $3.31 to $7.63. The monthly maximum toll ranged from $3.95 to $14.55. On the I-10 ExpressLanes, monthly average peak period tolls ranged from $4.25 to $5.46. The monthly average maximum toll ranged from $4.25 to $9.05. Tolls are dynamically priced and updated every five minutes based on ExpressLanes traffic conditions. The minimum toll is $0.25 per mile and maximum is $1.40 per mile. Tolls during peak periods for the full trip on the ExpressLanes must be at least 1.5 times the Metro Bus Rapid Transit fare of $2.45.

Gross toll revenue from the ExpressLanes in the 16-month post-deployment period was $18,704,961 on I-110 and $8,918,985 on I-10.

Self-declaring HOV2+ and HOV3+ vanpools, buses, motorcycles, and other non-revenue vehicles represented between 54 percent and 59 percent of peak period FasTrak trips on the ExpressLanes. These trips do not pay tolls.

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Source

Los Angeles Congestion Reduction Demonstration ExpressLanes Program: National Evaluation Report

Author: Schroeder, Jeremy, et al.

Published By: U.S. DOT Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration

Source Date: 08/31/2015

Other Reference Number: FHWA-JPO-14-126

URL: http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/55000/55600/55669/FHWA-JPO-14-126-1.pdf

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Keywords

tolling, HOT lanes, electronic tolling, dynamic pricing

Benefit ID: 2017-01162