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Let’s check the gauges – How fast are the HOVs traveling? Jessie Yung, P.E. Federal Highway Administration Office of Transportation Management

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Let’s check the gauges – How fast are the HOVs traveling?. Jessie Yung, P.E. Federal Highway Administration Office of Transportation Management. Overview. What are HOVs? Proposed HOV provision Why are Performance Measures and Monitoring Important?. What are HOVs?. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Let’s check the gauges – How fast are the HOVs traveling?

Jessie Yung, P.E.Federal Highway Administration

Office of Transportation Management

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Overview

What are HOVs?

Proposed HOV provision

Why are Performance Measures and Monitoring Important?

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What are HOVs?

No fewer than 2 occupants per vehicle required for use of a HOV facility.

A State agency shall establish the occupancy requirements.

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What is the primary purpose of an HOV lane?

Increase the total number of people moved through a congested corridor by offering two kinds of travel incentives

Substantial savings in travel time

Reliable and predictable travel time

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Background on HOV Facilities

TEA 21 Allows states to permit properly labeled and certified ILEVs to use HOV lanes without meeting occupancy requirements. States may also revoke if determined necessary.

Motorcycles and bicycles shall not be considered SOV.

States may permit vehicles with fewer than 2 occupants to operate in HOV lanes if the facility is part of a value pricing pilot program.

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States w/HOV Facilities

States with HOV/Clean Fuel Vehicle Legislation

States with HOV/Hybrid Legislation Pending Federal Legislation/Policy Direction

HOV Facilities and States with HOV/Clean Fuel Legislation

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SAFETEA-LU: HOV Provision

Occupancy requirement is unchanged

ExceptionsMotorcycles and bicycles

Public transportation vehicles

High occupancy toll vehicles

Low emission and energy-efficient vehicles

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SAFETEA-LU: HOV Provision

Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of the bill, the EPA Administrator shall issue a final rule establishing requirements and guidelines for certification of vehicles as low emission and energy-efficient vehicles.

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SAFETEA-LU: HOV Provision

HOV Facility Management, Operation, Monitoring, and Enforcement

Standard for determining degraded facility

Define degraded facility

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SAFETEA-LU: HOV Provision

Tolls may be charged to high occupancy vehicles and low emission and energy-efficient vehicles.

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Achieving 21st Century Operations

Institutional ChangeCustomer focusedPerformance basedSystems, not jurisdictionsReal-time informationProactive24/7

Technological Advancement

TelecommunicationsModelingSurveillanceInformation dissemination

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Realizing the Vision

Institutional Change

Technical Advancemen

t

21st Century

Operations

A Cultural Shift

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Operating at a 21st Century Level Means …

Moving traffic smoothly and safely under a variety of conditions and situationsKeeping travelers informedMaking passenger mode choices easyMoving goods efficientlyMeasuring our performance

Consistently Across Jurisdictional Boundaries

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Why are Performance Measures and Monitoring Important?

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Why are Performance Measures and Monitoring Important?

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Why are Performance Measures and Monitoring Important?

Preserve primary objectives

Travel incentivesSubstantial saving in travel time

Reliable and predictable travel time

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What are the benefits?

Reversible-flow HOV lanes on I-95 in northern Virginia (Fall 2003)

DART (FY 2005)Saves about $1.5 millions in bus operating costs

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Keys to Success

Design flexibility into the facilities to accommodate future changes in operational strategies.

Don’t lose sight of the primary objectives

Monitoring and evaluation program

Enforcement program

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Resources

FHWA Freeway Management Program Website: http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freewaymgmt/index.htmNCHRP 414: HOV System ManualFederal-Aid Highway Program Guidance on HOV Lanes (Coming Soon)

Contact informationE- mail: Jessie [email protected]: (202) 366-4672