HOT for Transit? Transit’s Experience of High-Occupancy Toll Lanes

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Journal Article

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place - north america, infrastructure, technology, planning - integration, literature review - literature review


high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, HOT lane/transit integration, literature review


As more and more regions seek to implement high-occupancy toll or HOT lanes, more and more transit agencies seek knowledge to take advantage of this new infrastructure opportunity. Unfortunately, as is often the case with the rapid diffusion of a new technology, little information is available to guide policy. This research addresses the need for knowledge on the integration of transit with HOT lanes. It first identifies the salient elements of HOT lanes for transit agencies and then systematically compares these features across all 12 HOT lane facilities operating in the United States at the start of 2012. This paper combines a review of the limited literature on HOT lane/transit integration with detailed data collection from functioning projects. The text aims at a general comparison; however, the tables offer an additional degree of detail to facilitate further exploration.


Permission to publish the abstract has been given by National Center for Transit Research, University of South Florida, copyright remains with them.