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File #: 2017-0566   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Passed
File created: 8/14/2017 In control: Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
On agenda: 9/20/2017 Final action: 9/28/2017
Title: CONSIDER: A. RECEIVING AND FILING the update on options to improve and/or expand High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes and ExpressLanes; and B. AUTHORIZE the CEO to develop a process for the use of interfund borrowing of net toll revenues to support creation of the ExpressLanes network.
Sponsors: Board of Directors - Regular Board Meeting
Indexes: Board approved a Motion, California Transportation Commission, City of Los Angeles, Clean Air Vehicles, Cleaning, Construction, Contractors, Countywide ExpressLanes Strategic Plan, Employee benefits, Eric Garcetti, Express lanes, General purpose lanes, Grant Aid, High occupancy vehicle lanes, Hilda Solis, I-10, I-105, I-105 ExpressLanes Project, I-110, I-210, I-405, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Janice Hahn, John Fasana?, Metro ExpressLanes, Motion / Motion Response, Program, Ridesharing, Safety, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Southern California Highways, Strategic planning, Tolls, Traffic congestion, Transportation Demand Management, Travel demand management, Unsolicited Proposal Policy, Vehicle occupancy
Attachments: 1. March Motion Response_Attachment A, 2. Presentation
Related files: 2017-0211
Meeting_Body
AD HOC CONGESTION, HIGHWAY AND ROADS COMMITTEE
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017

Subject
SUBJECT: MANAGING CONGESTION ON THE FREEWAY SYSTEM
Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
CONSIDER:

A. RECEIVING AND FILING the update on options to improve and/or expand High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lanes and ExpressLanes; and

B. AUTHORIZE the CEO to develop a process for the use of interfund borrowing of net toll revenues to support creation of the ExpressLanes network.

Issue
ISSUE

At its March 2017 meeting, the Board approved a Motion by Chair Fasana and Directors Dupont-Walker, Hahn and Solis as amended by Director Bowen requesting the CEO to explore options to better manage congestion on the freeway system by improving the HOV Lanes and ExpressLanes (Attachment A). The Board requested a report back during the September 2017 Board cycle.

Discussion
BACKGROUND

The March 2017 Motion directed the CEO to explore options to improve existing HOV lanes in Los Angeles County, including conducting a Performance Impact Study (PIS) to determine the potential for raising the minimum occupancy from two to three people and to coordinate with CHP to evaluate any safety and compliance impacts.

For the ExpressLanes, the Motion directed the CEO to explore options to accelerate the Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects in the ExpressLanes Strategic Plan, coordinate with Orange County on a region-wide approach to delivering ExpressLanes, determine a process to charge a toll to Clean Air Vehicles (CAVs), identify a solution to deter those customers traveling as a Single Occupant Vehicle (SOV) who avoid paying the toll by setting the transponder to HOV, recommend options to use toll revenue from existing facilities to advance the development of the Tier 1 and Tier 2 projects in the Strategic Plan, identify congestion management strategies available to reduce congestion on general purpose lanes, and coordinate with Caltrans on operational improvements o...

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