Findings From Texas: Five Years of Research on Managed Lanes - Summary Report

B.T. Kuhn, V.D. Goodin
College Station, TX: Texas Transportation Institute
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The increasing population growth in Texas has placed enormous demands on the transportation infrastructure, particularly the freeway systems. There is a growing realization that the construction of sufficient freeway lane capacity to provide free-flow conditions during peak travel periods cannot be accomplished in developed urban areas due to cost, land consumption, neighborhood impacts, environmental concerns, and other factors. Like other transportation agencies nationwide, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is searching for methods to better manage traffic flow and thus improve the efficiency of existing and proposed networks.