Requiring HOT lane users to be subject to visual inspection systems can help quantify and limit the number of occupancy violators in managed lanes.

Agency experience with a tolling in Houston, Texas.

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

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It is difficult to know how many occupancy violators are present on HOT lanes; yet, until the problem of the occupancy violator is solved the managed lane concept cannot meet its full potential operationally or financially. Based on the experiment in Houston, a suggested strategy is the requirement of HOV users to have a transponder and enter the facility at a slow speed for visual inspection. The vehicle would only receive the free toll if a sufficient number of occupants were detected.

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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

URL: http://ibtta.org/sites/default/files/documents/2015/Miami/Castenada_Lisa.pdf

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Lesson ID: 2016-00731