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HOV-to-HOT Lanes Workshop National Road Pricing Conference June 4, 2010 Mark Burris, Texas Transportation Institute Jessie Yung, Federal Highway Administration

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Page 1: HOV-to-HOT Lanes Workshop

HOV-to-HOT Lanes WorkshopNational Road Pricing Conference

June 4, 2010

Mark Burris, Texas Transportation InstituteJessie Yung, Federal Highway Administration

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Workshop Purpose

Provide hands-on practice in applying lessons learned and best practices from implemented projects across the countryunderstand the challenges in implementing

pricing projectsmove pricing forward in your area

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Workshop Agenda

Review of ProjectBreak into groups for exercisesFive subject areas covered

5-10 minute overview of subject area20-25 minutes to complete exerciseBreak for lunch after second round of

exercisesGroup reports

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Subject Areas

PlanningOperationsDesignFunding and Finance Outreach

No specific order, all have overlapping elements

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Our Project

Radial freeway corridor serving major activity center

15 miles total length

3 GP lanes in each direction

1 HOV lane in each direction

Transit service with two park-and-ride facilities Downtown rapidly developing and congestion growing

No funding for expansion. Congested 4-lane adjacent radial freeway is funded for expansion

Parallel arterial

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Downtown Employment

Suburban CommunityPopulation 40,000$40k median income40% minorities1.3 autos per household

Suburban CommunityPopulation 20,000$75k median income20% minorities1.9 autos per household

Park and Ride

Park and Ride

Competing ArterialLength: 20 milesPeak TT: 25-45 min

Competing Radial FreewayCurrently 4 lanes, very congested, to be expanded to 6 lanes in the future

Radial Freeway8 lanes (2 HOV)Length: 15 miles165,000 AADT

Total Travelshed Population: 200,000$50k median income30% minorities1.5 autos per household

8 miles

Transit Service

Peak TT:

25-30 min

Peak TT:

15-20 min

Freeway Travel Time to Downtown

GPL Peak: 12-16 minHOV Peak: 7-10 min

Freeway Travel Time to

DowntownGPL Peak: 20-30 minHOV Peak: 13-16 min

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Project CharacteristicsCorridor History

Congestion worseningDowntown businesses seeking alternatives to bring

more commuters downtownOpposition to capacity improvements on adjacent radial

corridor from environmental interestsCorridor demographics

Varies by sub-areaTotal travelshed population = 200,000$50,000 median income30% minorities1.5 autos per household

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Project Characteristics

General Purpose Lanes

6 lanes with full shoulders

165,000 AADT and growing

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Project CharacteristicsHOV Project History

Operating for 9 yearsConstruction funding came from state and

federal sourcesFull-time HOV2+ operation (24/7)Peak period average vehicle occupancy of 2.21Public perception of underutilization, 1000 vph

in peakPark-and-ride utilization at 65% , 2 lots

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Project Characteristics

HOV lanes2 lanes, one in

each directionBuffer

separatedPeak volumes

800-1000 vehicles per hour

Peak period speed 65 mph

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Project Characteristics

Project Partners State DOT

Owner of lanes and ROWOperator of freeway

Transit authority Operator of express bus service and park-and-ride facilities

Regional toll authorityOperates one toll road in region

Cash and transponder-based electronic tollingState police

HOV enforcementMetropolitan Planning Organization

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Project CharacteristicsLegal authority

HOT allowed by state statuteRegional policies

Conversion of HOV lane to HOT lane in long range plan

No policies on toll rate setting, occupancy, etc.

Environmental clearance – FONSI expected

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Project CharacteristicsCross section

Access In addition to termini, two intermediate access points to HOV lane

Between the two P&R lots Between P&R lot and downtown

Enforcement Enforcement areas (14’ shoulder) located on downstream ends of

intermediate access points

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Project CharacteristicsEstimated project costs

Capital costs: $10,000,000Annual operating costs $1,000,000

Available fundingState is committed to contributing

$8,000,000FHWA/FTA program requirements and

limitations – FTA funds used in construction of HOV lanes

Traffic and revenue studies – none

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Planning

Establish goals and objectives and clearly communicate a vision

Take advantage of opportunitiesMaintain flexibilityEngage project partners and

encourage agency cooperation

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Planning Exercise

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Operations

Develop a Concept of Operations to guide the process

Determine vehicle occupancy based on current operating conditions

Pricing strategyTolling policyEnforcementHours of operationOperating parameters/goals

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Operations Exercise

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Design

Depends on design of HOV lanes and available room in the corridor to make modifications

Separation mechanismAccess locationsToll collection locations Coherent signing programWider buffer when using pylons or paintSafe merging/weaving distances Incident detection and use of ITS Number of lanes

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Design Exercise

Design Group ExerciseDevelop an action plan that identifies critical design issues that need to be addressed

to support a successful project. Identify user groups and design criteria based on the group requiring the greatest

flexibility (buses?).

Identify and establish fundamental design parameters of facility.

What are the costs involved in adopting the different separation mechanisms and the

width of the separation?

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Funding and Finance

Ownership for facility and right-of-way

Available assistance through federal programs

StakeholdersRevenue sharing

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Finance Exercise

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Outreach

Identify project championsConduct market research and identify

issuesDevelop clear and concise messagesCommunicate project goalsOutreach to travelers about changes in

access or other conditionsContinue from project development

through operationsCreate brand awareness

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Outreach Exercise

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Breakout Group Reports