Sand Blasting: Georgia Looks for Way to Funnel Traffic Faster

Value pricing of freeway lanes is being considered as a way to increase capacity of under-used roadways, raise revenues, and steer drivers away from roads during times of peak congestion. The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is planning a pricing plan for 15 miles of the I-75/I-575 corridor outside Atlanta. High-occupancy vehicle lanes and truck-only lanes are two of the options being considered. Various scenarios are presented as part of a feasibility study GDOT commissioned. Among the possible configurations: HOT2+ and HOT3+ lanes, and even HOT4+, where vehicles with at least that number of riders travel for free. Another set of scenarios combines the HOT approach with voluntary truck only lanes (TOLs). A final set uses mandatory TOLs. Eleven lessons about managed lanes are also explained.

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  • Accession Number: 01077086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 5 2007 12:32PM