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Table of Contents

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CHAPTER 1. Purpose and Need for Managed Lanes

1.1 Managed Lanes in the Context of Congestion and Travel Demand Management

1.2 Priced Managed Lanes Defined

1.3 Goals for Priced Managed Lanes

1.4 Lane Management Strategies

1.5 The Benefits of Price Managed Lanes

1.6 Priced Managed Lane Requisites

1.7 Priced Managed Lane Experience to Date

CHAPTER 2. Planning and Implementation

2.1 Development and Implementation of Priced Managed Lanes

2.2 Common Challenges With Priced Managed Lanes

2.3 Operational and Policy Decisions for Priced Managed Lanes

CHAPTER 3. Organizational/Institutional Frameworks

3.1 Priced Managed Lanes Roles and Responsibilities

3.2 Project Sponsors

3.3 Other Entities

3.4 Federal Programs and Requirements

3.5 State Processes and Requirements for Tolling

3.6 Operational Arrangements

CHAPTER 4. Public Outreach

4.2 Public Acceptance of Priced Managed Lanes: The Issues

4.3 Project Champions and Their Role

4.4 Building Consensus

4.5 Marketing and Refining the Concept

CHAPTER 5. Finance and Procurement

5.1 Funding and Financing Priced Managed Lane Projects

5.2 Revenue Sources

5.3 Financing Tools

5.4 Procurement Options

CHAPTER 6. Design

6.2 Access

6.3 Separation Treatments

6.4 Tolling Provisions

6.5 Signage

6.6 Enforcement Areas

CHAPTER 7. Operations and Maintenance

7.1 Facility Operations

7.2 Toll Operations

7.3 Enforcement Operations

7.4 Incident Management

7.5 Maintenance Operations

7.6 Supporting Technologies

7.7 Transit Operations

Appendix: Priced Managed Lane Profiles

List Of Tables

Table 1-1: Planned Priced Managed Lane Facilities in Operation, Construction and Planning: Spring 2012

Table 2-1: Annual Toll Revenue and Operating Costs for Operating Priced Managed Lane Facilities

Table 2-2: Managed Lane Demand Factors

Table 3-1: Priced Managed Lane Project Activities and Responsibilities

Table 4-1: Identifying Potential Priced Managed Lanes Champions

Table 5-1: Three Priced Managed Lane Project Scalesand Cost Implications

Table 6-1: Managed Lane Cross-Sections

Table 6-2: Summary of Managed Lane Design Attributes

Table 7-1: Goals and Performance Measures for Priced Managed Lane Operations

List Of Figures

Figure 2-1: Concept of Operations Process

Figure 2-2: Priced Managed Lane Revenue Forecasting Process

Figure 4-1: Stakeholder Engagement Process For the I-405 Project in Washington State

Figure 5-1: Delivery Models and Responsibilities

Figure 5-2: Delivery Models and Risk Allocations

Figure 6-1: Cross Section for a Single Lane Reversible-Flow Priced Managed Lane

Figure 6-2: Cross Section for a Dual-Lane Reversible-Flow Priced Managed Lane

Figure 6-3: Cross Section for a Dual-Lane Concurrent-Flow Priced Managed Lane

Figure 6-4: Weave Zone Access Treatment, SR-167 Express Lanes, Seattle, WA

Figure 6-5: Managed Lane Slip Ramp Design Alternatives

Figure 6-6: Slip Ramp Access to the I-680 HOT Lane, Alameda County, CA

Figure 6-7: Slip Ramp Access to the I-10 Katy Freeway HOT Lanes in Houston

Figure 6-8: Near Continuous Access on I-35W in Minneapolis

Figure 6-9: I-95 Express Direct Connector Ramp in Miami

Figure 6-10: HOV Direct Connector Ramp to Downtown Phoenix

Figure 6-11: I-110-I-105 HOV Direct Connector Ramp in Los Angeles

Figure 6-12: I-25 Express Denver Concrete Barrier Separation

Figure 6-13: Mountable Raised Curb Pylon Separation on the I-95 Express

Figure 6-14: Individual Pylon Separation on the SR 91 Express Lanes

Figure 6-15: Radio-Frequency Identification Reader Antennae

Figure 6-16: Different Windshield-Mounted Electronic Toll Collection Transponders

Figure 6-17: Enforcement Cameras on the West Park Expressway in Houston

Figure 6-18: Typical Managed Lane Toll Zone Design

Figure 6-19: Variable Message Sign on the I-95 Express in Miami

Figure 6-20: Enforcement Area on I-45 in Houston

Figure 7-1: Active Traffic Management Deployed on I-5 in Seattle

Figure 7-2: A Ridematching Smartphone Application Used in Seattle



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