January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Managed Lanes: Driving Tomorrow’s Regional Economic and Mobility Goals

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Carlos Campo, WSP; Dan Lamers, North Central Texas Council of Governments, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Managed Lanes; Standing Committee on Performance Management; Standing Committee on Revenue and Finance; Standing Committee on Congestion Pricing; Standing Committee on Traveler Behavior and Values; and Standing Committee on Transportation Planning Applications

As public and private investments, managed lane networks can influence regional travel patterns and economic trends. This workshop focuses on the short- and long-range travel behavior and the financial, economic, and mobility needs and impacts of these corridors and networks. Discussion from the presentations, breakout sessions, and interactive polling will provide participants with insights on the key topics to implement managed lanes in a manner addressing economic and mobility needs. The final workshop session features a diverse panel tasked to continue exploration of managed lanes and a region’s economic and mobility goals. This workshop provides a great opportunity to get involved in driving the future of managed lanes.

Carlos Campo, WSP
Next Generation Managed Lanes: Economic Return on Investment
Kenneth Buckeye, Minnesota Department of Transportation
Session 1: Breakout Session: Participant Perspectives
Dan Lamers, North Central Texas Council of Governments

Participants will be able to engage on the workshop’s cross-cutting topics in breakout groups rotating through multiple topics.  Participants will also be able to submit questions via a smart phone app.

Facilitators: Dan Lamers, NCTCOG; Rami Harb, Atkins; Mike Davis, RS&H; Naveen Eluru, UCF; Matt MacGregor, Michael Baker International; Barney Allison, Nossaman, facilitating.

Key questions to be asked as they pertain to the topics could be:

What role are managed lanes playing to drive a region’s economy?

What role are managed lanes playing to drive a region’s mobility goals?

What goes into successful financing of managed lanes?

How do you define a successful managed lane – By mobility, revenue, or customer satisfaction metrics?

What are key travel behavior and values characteristics that underlie the impacts of managed lanes?

Session 2: Stakeholder Perspectives
Nicholas Wood, Texas A&M Transportation Institute

A panel of presenters will continue the discussion by providing their perspectives on the role of managed lanes networks relative to a region’s economic and mobility goals.

What Makes Managed Lanes Successful for Regional Mobility?
Mark Hallenbeck, University of Washington
Colorado's Experience with Public and Private Financing
Nicholas Farber, Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise


Pocketbook Impacts: Social ROI for Managed Lanes
John Brady, Cintra
Congestion Pricing, Shared Mobility, and P3 Synergies
Patrick DeCorla-Souza, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Session 3: Realizing the Economic Benefits of Managed Lanes: How Do We Get There?
Christopher Mwalwanda, CDM Smith

A diverse set of panel members will engage in dialogue based on the discussions and questions from the earlier sessions with the goal of uncovering areas of further research relative to managed lanes, congestion pricing, performance management, revenue and finance, economic benefits and impacts, traveler behavior and planning.

Performance Management
David Ungemah, WSP


Revenue and Finance
Scott Zuchorski, Fitch Ratings
Economic Benefits and Impacts
Rimon Rafiah, Economikr
Traveler Behavior and Values
Mark Burris, Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Transportation Planning
Darryl VanMeter, Georgia Department of Transportation
Closing Remarks
Dan Lamers, North Central Texas Council of Governments