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12th International HOV Systems Conference: Improving Mobility and Accessibility with Managed Lanes, Pricing, and BRT

Conference Proceedings


Rachel Clampffer, Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Presiding

Maryland's Express Toll Lanes — An Alternative to Gridlock

George Walton, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade and Douglas, Inc.

George Walton described recent studies and activities related to the consideration of express toll lanes in Maryland. He reviewed the value-pricing study conducted in 1999 and 2000, summarized the current efforts, and highlighted possible future activities. He noted the assistance and involvement of Michelle Martin from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) in developing the presentation and in many of the activities.

MnPASS — Minnesota's I-394 HOT Lane Project

Marthand Nookala, Minnesota Department of Transportation

Marthand Nookala discussed the MnPASS program on the I-394 HOV lanes, which will allow SOVs to use the lanes for a fee. He highlighted the project background, objectives, and operation.

Seattle's SR 167 Pilot Project

Nytasha Sowers, Washington State Transportation Center

Nytasha Sowers discussed the State Route (SR) 167 HOT lane pilot project in the Puget Sound Region. She described the HOT lane concept, the HOV lanes in the region considered for the pilot project, and the proposed project on SR 167.

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