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

Conference Proceedings


Darren Henderson, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., Presiding

A Systems Approach for a Metropolitan HOT Network: The Case of Atlanta

Daniel Drake, State Road and Tollway Authority

Daniel Drake described the assessment of a potential HOT lane network for the metropolitan Atlanta area. He recognized the assistance of Michael Meyer in the study. He summarized the background of the assessment, the analysis process, and the study results.

Role of Managed Lanes in Disaster Management

Raman Patel, Polytechnic University

Raman Patel discussed the role managed lanes can play in managing traffic during natural and man-made disasters. He reviewed both the traditional transportation requirements and disaster management transportation requirements. He also highlighted the emergency transportation response after the attacks of September 11.

ILEVs, Hybrids, and HOVs

Katherine Turnbull, Texas Transportation Institute

Katherine Turnbull discussed research sponsored by FHWA examining the use of HOV lanes by ILEVs and hybrids without meeting the occupancy requirements. She summarized the federal legislation authorizing ILEV access, the states currently allowing ILEVs to use HOV lanes, and current utilization levels. She described California and Virginia case studies in more detail.

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