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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 managed 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

2011 2015

Anticipated Completed Date


October – December 2016 Update

The study team finalized the Regional Concept of Operations (ConOps) for the Express Lanes component of the project. Final recommendations for Express Lanes ConOps policies are being presented to SCAG's Transportation Committee and integrated into respective SCAG county transportation commission plans as applicable.

The study team also continued to conduct outreach on the cordon project component and is currently meeting with stakeholders to determine opportunities for integrating new shared mobility/technology initiatives into the program of complementary measures. The study team is also conducting surveys and developing visual simulations to facilitate continued stakeholder engagement.

For More Information Contact

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

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