Workshop for Managed Lanes on Arterials

Managed lanes have been successfully implemented on freeways across the United States. In Project BDV32 977-01, the researchers explored the possibility of extending the concept of managed lanes to arterials in order to further improve the efficiency of busy Florida roads. They examined (a) types of managed lanes that can be successfully deployed on arterials in Florida, (b) identified tools for evaluating their performance, and (c) investigated ways to coordinate the deployment and operations of these lanes on a network of freeways and arterials. Their research indicates that high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes, high-occupancy/toll (HOT) lanes, express-toll (ET) lanes, and bus-only lanes are suitable for implementation on Florida’s arterials. In the final report, details concerning the design, financing, and implementation of these lanes are discussed along with traffic management schemes such as intersection treatment, segment management (e.g., vehicle eligibility, hours of operation, and pricing), and enforcement schemes. The main objective of this workshop is to promulgate the research findings from Project BDV32 977-01. However, the focus is twofold. One is to inform Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), its districts and their partners of the potentials of using managed lanes on arterials to improve their efficiency and the road networks to which they are connected. The other is to solicit concerns and recommendations on further advancing the concept of managed lanes on Florida’s arterials.

Language

  • English

Project

  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $25266
  • Contract Numbers:

    105956

    2015-001 UF022

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)

    University of Florida
    365 Weil Hall
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    University of Florida, Gainesville

    152 Rhines Hall
    P.O. Box 116400
    Gainesville, FL  United States  32611
  • Principal Investigators:

    Yin, Yafeng

    Lawphongpanich, Siriphong

  • Start Date: 20150601
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20151023
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01598256
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Southeastern Transportation Research, Innovation, Development and Education Center (STRIDE)
  • Contract Numbers: 105956, 2015-001 UF022
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 29 2016 2:33PM