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.
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?
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.
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.