AD HOC CONGESTION, HIGHWAY AND ROADS COMMITTEE
JANUARY 18, 2017
SUBJECT: COUNTYWIDE EXPRESSLANES STRATEGIC PLAN
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS
A. RECEIVING AND FILING the Countywide ExpressLanes Strategic Plan Executive Summary (Attachment A) full report available at http://libraryarchives.metro.net/DB_Attachments/170111_Strategic_Plan_with_Appendices.pdf , and;
B. AUTHORIZING the CEO to initiate planning studies including a comprehensive financial plan for Tier 1 projects as outlined in Attachment B and submit those projects as a network to the California Transportation Commission to request tolling authority.
In November 2014, the Board passed Motion #59 (Attachment C) introduced by Directors Garcetti, Ridely-Thomas, Dupont-Walker and Fasana requesting development of an ExpressLanes Strategic Plan. Staff has completed the Los Angeles County Express Lanes Strategic Plan as outlined in this report.
The I-110 and I-10 ExpressLanes have experienced continued growth since their opening in November 2012 and February 2013, respectively. Since March 2013, total trips have increased by 62%. In addition, Silver Line ridership has increased from a weekday average of 10,600 in 2012 to 15,400 in 2016. Approximately 640,000 transponders have been issued to date and another 10,000-12,000 transponders are issued every month to new customers. A recent survey of regular ExpressLanes users indicates that 75% would support adding ExpressLanes to other Los Angeles County freeways.
Building on the success of the I-110 and I-10 ExpressLanes and Metro Board direction, the Countywide ExpressLanes Strategic Plan was prepared as an extension of Southern California Association of Governments' (SCAG) Regional ExpressLanes Strategic Plan and in cooperation with Caltrans District 7. The Countywide Strategic Plan uses the same methodology as the SCAG Strategic Plan...Click here for full text