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CALIFORNIA: Cordon/Area Charging in Los Angeles and Build-Out of Express Lanes in Southern California

The Express Travel Choices (Phase II) study examines the potential of implementing a cordon/area-wide pricing pilot in major activity centers within the Los Angeles area in conjunction with build-out of the planned network of express/HOT lanes across Southern California. The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), in coordination with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), will develop a concept of operations and conduct pre-implementation work necessary for deployment. This study is designed to integrate pricing into a comprehensive approach to congestion management, developing a concept of operations for the Southern California region.

Pre-implementation Funds Awarded


Project Status

Expected Completion Date is 2018

April – June 2018 Update

The study team revised the Regional Express Lane Network Concept of Operations (ConOps) to ensure integration with county-specific strategic plans and reflect opening of a new express lane segment. The study team is finalizing the feasibility study and ConOps for a potential cordon pricing pilot program. Ongoing analysis areas include economic and environmental justice/equity components and opportunities for integrating new shared mobility/technology initiatives. Additionally, stakeholder engagement will continue with civic organizations, elected leadership, and partner agencies building on the broad stakeholder outreach conducted in 2017 through community meetings/events, social media, billboards, and press engagement.

For More Information Contact

Annie Nam
Manager, Transportation Finance and Goods Movement Division
Southern California Association of Governments

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