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Priced Managed Lane Guide

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1. Report No.


2. Government Accession No.

3. Recipient's Catalog No.

4. Title and Subtitle

Priced Managed Lane Guide

5. Report Date

October 2012

6. Performing Organization Code

7. Author(s)

Benjamin G. Perez, Charles Fuhs, Colleen Gants, Reno Giordano, David H. Ungemah

8. Performing Organization Report No.


9. Performing Organization Name and Address

Parsons Brinckerhoff
One Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10119

With PRR, Inc. and Kimley Horn and Associates, Inc.

Under contract to Cambridge Systematics, Inc.

10. Work Unit No. (TRAIS)

11. Contract or Grant No.


12. Sponsoring Agency Name and Address

Federal Highway Administration
Office of Operations
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590

13. Type of Report and Period Covered

Final Report

14. Sponsoring Agency Code


15. Supplementary Notes

The COTM for FHWA is Wayne Berman.

16. Abstract

This Guide is intended to be a comprehensive source of collective experience gained from priced managed lanes implemented in the United States through 2012. The Guide presents a wide range of information on priced managed lanes. The purpose of this guide is to assist transportation professionals as they consider, plan, and implement priced managed lanes projects.

The Priced Managed Lane Guide also updates the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) 2003 Guide for HOT Lane Development. At the time the earlier Guide was written, there were only four priced managed lane facilities operating in the United States and few transportation professionals had firsthand experience with implementing or operating these facilities. As of May 2012, there are 14 operating managed lane facilities nationwide, an additional 14 in construction, and approximately 25 others in planning.

The Guide addresses a wide range of policy, outreach, and technical issues associated with the implementation of priced managed lanes, focusing on the knowledge and experience gained from the new projects that have advanced in the past decade. The Guide also provides detailed profiles of 21 priced managed lane projects that are either operational or nearing completion. These resources represent the most comprehensive compilation of data and information prepared by FHWA on priced managed lanes to date.

17. Key Words

Priced managed lanes, policy, outreach, implementation, high occupancy toll (HOT), institutional framework, finance, procurement, design, operations and maintenance, value of time, public-private partnership

18. Distribution Statement

No Restrictions.

19. Security Classification (of this report)


20. Security Classification (of this page)


21. No of Pages


22. Price


Form DOT F 1700.7 (8-72)

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