Several agencies have produced regional or statewide managed
lane studies or guidance policies. These will be key sources for this study. An
important element of this research will be to bring together the lessons
learned considering implementation progress after past studies or policies were
completed. Some representative studies and policies are listed below:
· Meyer, Saben, Shepard, and Drake. Feasibility
Assessment of Metropolitan High-Occupancy Toll Lane Network in Atlanta,
Georgia. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research
Board, No. 1959, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies,
Washington, D.C., 2006, pp. 159–167.
· Bay Area High-Occupancy/Toll (HOT) Network
Study. Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Caltrans, September 2007.
· Evaluating a Network of Variably Priced Lanes
for the Washington Metropolitan Region. National Capital Region Transportation
Planning Board, December 5, 2007.
· Atlanta Regional Managed Lanes System Plan,
Georgia Department of Transportation, January 2010.
· Atlanta Regional Managed Lanes Implementation
Plan, Georgia Department of Transportation, December 2015.
· MnPASS Study II. Minnesota Department of
Transportation, September 2010.
· Chicago Regional Congestion Pricing Study.
Illinois Tollway and Metropolitan Planning Council, November 2010.
· Express Lanes Handbook. Florida Department of
Transportation, August 2015.
· Orange County Managed Lanes Network Study.
Caltrans, September 2016.
· System Plan for Managed Lanes on California
State Highways. Caltrans, October 2016.
· Countywide Express Lanes Strategic Plan. Metro,
Los Angeles, California, January 6, 2017.
· MnPASS System Study III. Minnesota Department of
An additional key source of related research information is
the NCHRP Research Report 835, Guidelines for Implementing Managed Lanes, 2016.
This report provides detailed guidance for general implementation of managed
lanes, with several references to managed lane networks. The research proposed
in this needs statement will expand on topics included in NCHRP 835, with more
focus specifically on managed lane networks. Another source of research may be
recent studies that have produced recommendations related to various managed
lane operating characteristics, for example “Technological and Human Factor
Considerations for Priced Managed Lane Travel Information Systems” by Wood et
al., to be published in the 2018 Transportation Research Record.