Investigating the General Feasibility of High-Occupancy/Toll Lanes in Texas
College Station, TX: Texas Transportation Institute
This research project examines the factors that bear on a decision to implement a high-occupancy/toll (HOT) lane in an existing freeway corridor. The characteristics of both facility and traffic are explored in an attempt to identify those combinations that suggest successful implementation of a HOT lane as well as those factors that will contraindicate a HOT lane. This report identifies critical issues warranting careful study during preliminary investigations. It discusses other aspects of candidate HOT lanes, such as revenue potential, equity considerations, design requirements, and operational limitations.