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Be prepared to make policy tradeoffs between HOV incentives and revenue goals when developing managed lanes and congestion pricing projects.

Lessons learned from a domestic scan of ten metropolitan areas.


April 2009


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When developing managed lanes and congesting pricing projects:
  • Balance revenue generation and High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) policies. To generate revenue, you may have to require HOVs to pay a toll.
  • Be prepared to make policy tradeoffs between HOV incentives and revenue goals when developing managed lanes and congestion pricing projects. For example, to meet revenue goals for a managed lanes project, it may require sacrificing HOV incentives by requiring a higher occupancy level for HOVs to use a HOT lane for free.
  • Optimize system performance by having flexible and responsive operational and pricing policies from the regional planning agencies. This will allow the planning and implementing agencies the flexibility needed without conflicting with regional policy.


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Source

A Domestic Scan of Congestion Pricing and Managed Lanes

Published By: U.S DOT Federal Highway Administration

Prepared by DKS Associates for the FHWA

Source Date: April 2009

URL: http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/fhwahep09044/fhwahep09044.pdf

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Lesson ID: 2013-00662