State and Federal Legislative Issues for Managed Lanes

Author: 
B.T. Kuhn, D.L. Jasek
Publisher: 
College Station, TX: Texas Transportation Institute
Publication Year: 
2003
Pages: 
42
Report Number: 
0-4160-8
Publication Abstract: 
The managed lane concept is currently being considered on major freeway projects in Texas cities. The term "managed lanes" encompasses a variety of facility types, including high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, single-occupancy vehicle (SOV) express lanes, special-use lanes, and truck lanes. The premise of the managed lanes concept is to increase freeway efficiency and provide free-flow operations for certain freeway users by packaging various operational and design strategies. The strategies deployed offer the flexibility to be adjusted to match changing corridor and regional goals.