Performance Evaluation of I-394 MnPASS Express Lanes in Minnesota

In 2005 the Minnesota Department of Transportation (DOT) implemented the state’s first optional toll lane project, the I-394 MnPASS Express Lanes. Located in the western half of the Minneapolis–Saint Paul metropolitan area, the MnPASS Express Lanes project converted underperforming high-occupancy vehicle lanes on Interstate 394 into high-occupancy toll lanes that allowed solo drivers the opportunity to pay an electronic fee to bypass congestion. After more than 5 years of operational experience, Minnesota DOT conducted an evaluation to determine whether MnPASS Express Lanes have met performance expectations and goals. The results of this analysis indicate that the lanes are performing efficiently, are continuing to ensure free-flow speeds for all users, and are enhancing vehicle and person throughput. In addition, the lanes generate sufficient revenue to cover operational costs. A recent survey indicates that MnPASS Express Lanes are providing users with value for their money in time savings and overall customer satisfaction.


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  • Accession Number: 01371085
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780309223188
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 12-1890
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2012 5:06PM