Deployment of HOT lanes reduced travel times by 10 minutes during A.M. peak and 19 minutes during P.M. peak.

Experience with the I-10 Katy Toll Road HOT lanes in the Houston, Texas.

I-10 Katy Toll Road,Houston,Texas,United States

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The managed lanes facilities in the Houston, Texas area are facilities that provide a transportation solution to toll paying customers, eligible HOVs, and transit by maximizing the volume of people through the facility and charging the lowest possible toll for a reliable trip. The Harris County Toll Road Authority operates a four-lane toll road within I-10, providing two toll lanes in each direction open 24/7/365 and permits HOV vehicles to use the facility free of charge during HOV hours (A.M. and P.M. peak). A presentation of these benefits was given at the IBTTA 2015 Summit on All-Electric Tolling, Managed Lanes & Interoperability titled Managing Transit & Passenger Vehicle Traffic on Managed Lanes.


Average time savings for drivers since implementing HOT lanes is 10 minutes during morning peak and 19 minutes in the evening peak. Additionally, the toll road is slightly ahead of breaking even financially when considering both capital, operations, and maintenance costs.

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Managing Transit & Passenger Vehicle Traffic on Managed Lanes (Presentation)

Author: Castaneda, Lisa

Published By: IBTTA 2015 Summit on All-Electronic Tolling, Managed Lanes, and Interoperability

Source Date: 07/14/2015



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high occupancy vehicles, carpool lanes, high occupancy vehicle lane, managed lanes, HOV, congestion pricing, value pricing, variable road pricing, HOT lanes, managed lanes, HOV facilities, tolling

Benefit ID: 2016-01061