Office of Operations
21st Century Operations Using 21st Century Technologies

Efficient Use of Highway Capacity Summary
Report to Congress

Figure 4. Graph. Lane Management Operational Strategies.

Diagram of typical U.S. managed lane facilities and applications. On the left of the diagram are applications of a single managed lane operational strategy: pricing, including value-priced lanes and toll lanes; vehicle eligibility, including HOV lanes, truck lane restrictions, and use of HOV lanes by other vehicle groups; and access control, including express lanes and reversible lanes. In the middle of the diagram are more complicated managed lanes facilities that combine more than one strategy, including HOT lanes that combine pricing and vehicle eligibility, and busways, transitways, and exclusive truck facilities that combine vehicle eligibility and access control. The multifaceted facilities on the right of the diagram incorporate multiple lane management strategies.