Findings from this first phase were incorporated into the 2012-2035 RTP/SCS, including a regional network of express lanes and the long-term transition to a mileage-based user fee system.
The objective of this second phase of the Express Travel Choices Study is to develop a concept of operations for a regional network of express lanes and the integration with a potential cordon pilot project that addresses the operating, design, and policy issues of a regional system. This project is expected to provide a valuable addition to the national dialogue on congestion management strategies.
Funding for the project comes from a Federal Highway Administration’s Value Pricing Pilot Program Fiscal Year 2010 Grant awarded to the California Department of Transportation, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) and SCAG. Additionally, local match is provided by Metro, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), the San Bernardino Associated Governments (SANBAG), the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and SCAG.