Increasing HOT Lane Usage and Revenue by Combining Video Tolling and Transponders

High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes have often not lived up to their forecast potential for increased traffic volume or revenue generation. By automatically charging all vehicles that enter the HOT lane using video tolling, and requiring High Occupancy Vehicles (HOVs) to carry transponders to gain the HOV exemption, more usage, higher prices, less violation, and thus higher revenue will result. The paper analyzes the reasons that vehicle occupancy technologies have failed for HOT lane enforcement. The paper concludes that agencies should pursue the legal change needed to charge Single Occupant Vehicles (SOVs) without transponders in HOT lanes with video tolling.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 8p
  • Monograph Title: ITS in Daily Life

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  • Accession Number: 01148243
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 10 2010 2:02PM