Express Transit Lanes for Toll Roads

This document examines the use of express bus service and variable pricing to alleviate traffic congestion on toll roads where widening is not viable. It discusses bus-only lanes, transit ridership, and throughput. It suggests that the shoulder lane be used as an express/transit lane to avoid the unused capacity of a bus-only lane. It recommends a combination of expanded bus service and peak-period express lanes with variable tolls as an integrated mobility solution. A case study of SR836 in Miami compares forecasted travel speeds and travel times if the inner shoulder lane was implemented as an express/transit lane versus the current plan to convert the shoulder lane to a bus-only lane. In the express/transit lane scenario, it is projected that by 2025 drivers on SR836 would save 692,100 hours per year with 492,100 hours of savings going to drivers in the general purpose lanes. In addition, excess revenue in the year would be $18.4 million.

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  • Accession Number: 01684362
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 9 2018 12:04PM