November 17, 2011 To meet growing trip demand under the realities of decreasing traditional infrastructure funding sources, transportation agencies are increasingly more inclined to utilize innovative approaches to expanding roadway capacity, including High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes and High Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes. While HOV and HOT implementations often include Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service as an element of operation, transit agencies typically do not participate as an equal equity partner in the infrastructure development projects. The current presentation will provide some background on the concept of Bus Toll Lanes (BTL) that provides for collaboration between toll and transit agencies in financing a facility with the initial intent of using excess capacity to generate revenue. The discussion will explore a hypothetical Bus Toll Lane project, investigate potential opportunities for the implementation, as well as review and summarize legislative and policy obstacles to the BTL concept. Download a PDF copy of the presentation.

Presented by: Alexander Kolpakov,Research Associate, and Steve Reich, Transportation Program Evaluation & Economic Analysis Program Director, Center for Urban Transportation Research



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