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

Conference Proceedings


Bill Eisele, Texas Transportation Institute, Presiding

Automated Occupancy Monitoring Systems for HOV/HOT Monitoring and Enforcement

Stephen Schijns, McCormick Rankin Corp.

Stephen Schijns discussed the issues associated with enforcing vehicle-occupancy requirements on HOV and HOT lanes. He presented a concept for an in-vehicle-occupancy detection system and described how this approach could be implemented with HOV and HOT facilities. The presentation was based on a study managed by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario and funded by ENTERPRISE, a pooled-fund ITS research program.

Enforcement of Managed Lanes with HOV Preference

Ginger Goodin, Texas Transportation Institute

Ginger Goodin discussed enforcing managed lanes. She described some of the enforcement challenges with managed lanes and highlighted the experience with enforcing the QuickRide program on the I-10 West and US 290 HOV lanes in Houston. She also described alternative enforcement strategies, field tests of newly available technologies to enhance enforcement, and other possible operating strategies.

Enforcement on the 91 Express Lanes and I-394 MnPASS

Jon Ramirez, Cofiroute USA

Jon Ramirez described enforcement practices on the 91 Express Lanes in Orange County, California. He also summarized the planned enforcement approach for the I-394 MnPASS program in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He discussed ETC and some of the potential issues with enforcing HOT lane projects.

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