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Express Toll Lanes Quarterly Reports

Express Toll Lanes involve the pricing of new and/or existing highway lanes, generally in conjunction with highway expansion.  The new capacity may be in the form of a new through lane or lanes, a bypass lane(s) around a congested point, or a new bridge or tunnel. Users must pay a toll to gain access to the new capacity, but preference (e.g., free or reduced-toll access) may be provided for high-occupancy vehicles. As with other pricing projects, electronic tolling is needed to ensure the effectiveness of time-of-day tolling. Express lane projects may obtain Federal authority to toll under the Express Lanes Demonstration Program authorized by SAFETEA-LU section 1604(b).


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