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

Conference Proceedings


Neil Spiller, Federal Highway Administration, Presiding

Using Real-Time Data to Evaluate HOV and General-Purpose Lanes

Robert Benz, Texas Transportation Institute

Robert Benz discussed the use of real-time data to evaluate the HOV and general-purpose freeway lanes in Houston. He described the measures of effectiveness, data sources, and analysis techniques used in Houston. He also summarized the methods used to disseminate information and future activities.

Monitoring and Reporting on HOV Lanes in the Puget Sound Region

Mark Hallenbeck, Washington State Transportation Center

Mark Hallenbeck described the HOV lane performance monitoring program in the Puget Sound Region. He discussed the performance elements included in the monitoring program, the automated and manual data-collection techniques, and the data-analysis methods. He also provided examples of different methods and techniques for reporting the results of the monitoring program.

Eleven Things You Should Know about the Carpool Lanes in Los Angeles County

Darren Henderson, Parsons Brinkerhoff

Darren Henderson discussed the HOV Performance Monitoring Program sponsored by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). He described the major elements of the study and the executive summary, which is presented in a brochure highlighting the 11 key findings from the study. The executive summary has been distributed to policy makers, interest groups, and other key stakeholders.

What Information Does the Press and Public Want?

Lucas Wall, Houston Chronicle

Lucas Wall discussed news stories on HOV facilities in the Houston Chronicle. He highlighted the focus of recent news stories and summarized the types of questions received from readers on the Houston HOV lanes. He also provided suggestions for transportation professionals on interacting with the print media.

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