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Engage local operations, traffic control center and maintenance staff in the planning process for managed lanes and congestion pricing projects.

Lesson learned from a domestic scan of ten metropolitan areas


April 2009


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During the planning process for managed lanes and congestion pricing projects:
  • Engage local operations, traffic control center and maintenance staff in the dialogue because they will be the people who have to operate the facility on a day-to-day basis once implemented. They can provide very practical input early in the process that will help to formulate a more successful system in the long run.
  • Develop partnerships among regional agencies and apply an integrated multi-modal corridor management approach to appropriately address mobility needs in planning for congestion pricing and managed lanes projects.
  • Plan for enforcement efforts to ensure the financial and political success of projects. High violation rates reduce revenue and undermine public and political support.
  • Prepare to address operational problems quickly and effectively when they occur, because a poor operating experience with a congestion pricing or managed lanes project can damage the credibility of the concept among the public and decision makers.


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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: 2013-00665