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File #: 2018-0562   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/22/2018 In control: Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
On agenda: 1/16/2019 Final action:
Title: AUTHORIZE the development of an implementation plan for the I-10 ExpressLanes Pilot Program.
Sponsors: Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
Indexes: Federal Highway Administration, General purpose lanes, Hilda Solis, I-10, John Fasana?, Metro ExpressLanes, Motion / Motion Response, Outreach, Peak periods, Pilot studies, Plan, Strategic planning, Surveys, Tolls, Travel time, Vehicle occupancy
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion 43, 2. Attachment B - I-10 ExpressLanes Busway Pilot Prelim Assessment, 3. Presentation
Related files: 2018-0195, 2019-0035
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AD HOC CONGESTION, HIGHWAY AND ROADS COMMITTEE
JANUARY 16, 2019


Subject
SUBJECT: I-10 EXPRESSLANES BUSWAY PILOT PROGRAM

Action:
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
AUTHORIZE the development of an implementation plan for the I-10 ExpressLanes Pilot Program.

Issue
ISSUE

This report is in response to Director Fasana's April 2018 Motion 43 amended by Director Solis (Attachment A), requesting that Metro staff work with Caltrans and other stakeholders to develop a pilot exclusively for the I-10 ExpressLanes that increases toll free occupancy requirements from HOV2/HOV3 to vanpools and transit, as a means of preserving the ExpressLanes as a fast, reliable travel option for transit users and all corridor travelers. The Motion requested that Metro Staff report back on:

1. Potential effects of implementing this pilot;
2. Key decision points and milestones for implementation; and
3. Solicitation of feedback and evaluation of potential impacts associated with this pilot, with focus on low-income commuters.

Please note that the Board Motion also mentioned outreach to SCAQMD, but in subsequent conversations with the Board Motion contributors' staffs, this was determined to have been included in error.

Background
BACKGROUND

Historical Perspective
The I-10 ExpressLanes facility was originally built as a busway, and was subsequently opened to HOV3+ traffic for a limited period during a bus strike in 1974. The busway was formally opened to HOV3+ in 1976 to further reduce congestion on the freeway corridor. The ExpressLanes adopted existing occupancy requirements of HOV3+ during peak periods and HOV2+ during the off-peak at the time of opening.

Performance Challenges
The success of the ExpressLanes has resulted in increases in volume year over year since program inception in 2013. A more detailed look at the data for the I-10 reveals that in fiscal year 2018, there were over 15.9 million trips on the I-10 ExpressLan...

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