MINNESOTA: HOT Lanes on I-394 in Minneapolis
Minnesota implemented I-394 MnPASS, which converted the existing high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane into the state’s first high occupancy toll (HOT) lane. The lanes, which are dynamically priced, remain free to HOVs and motorcyclists during peak hours, and are free to all users in off-peak periods. The first phase of the project opened in May 2005.
The I-394 MnPASS project was the culmination of years of research and planning aimed toward the implementation of a value pricing demonstration project in Minnesota. Guiding this process was the I-394 Community Task Force, made up of local elected officials, citizens and community leaders. A comprehensive evaluation plan was implemented to thoroughly understand conditions and public attitudes before and during project operations.
Open to Traffic
January – March 2018 Update
Operational and performance data on I-394 MnPASS for the first quarter of calendar year 2018:
Total Tolled Trips for the quarter: 361,993 or an average of about 30,166 toll trips per week
Total Gross Revenue for the quarter: $490,368 or about $40,864 per week
Toll per trip (avg.): $1.35
For More Information Contact
Kenneth R. Buckeye
Program Manager Value Pricing
Phone: (651) 366-3737