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File #: 2018-0703   
Type: Motion / Motion Response Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/18/2018 In control: Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
On agenda: 1/16/2019 Final action:
Title: APPROVING a one-year pilot of the "Pay-as-You-Use" model.
Sponsors: Ad Hoc Congestion, Highway and Roads Committee
Indexes: Congestion pricing, Customer service, Distributions (Statistics), Express lanes, I-10, I-110, Information systems, Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Janice Hahn, Metro ExpressLanes, Motion / Motion Response, Payment, Plan, Procedures, Race, Southern California Highways, Strategic planning, Surveys, Toll booths, Toll roads, Tolls, Vehicle occupancy, Volume
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion 42.pdf, 2. Attachment B - FY18 Performance Report, 3. Attachment C - Demographic Analysis of Express Lane Regions, 4. Attachment D - Comparison Chart, 5. Attachment E - Surcharge Assumptions and Costs.pdf, 6. Presentation
Related files: 2018-0194, 2019-0035
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AD HOC CONGESTION, HIGHWAY AND ROADS COMMITTEE
JANUARY 16, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: I-10 AND I-110 METRO EXPRESSLANES "PAY-AS-YOU-USE" MODEL

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVING a one-year pilot of the "Pay-as-You-Use" model.

Issue
ISSUE

At the April 26, 2018 Board meeting, Motion 42 by Director Hahn amended by Director Dupont-Walker (see Attachment A) was approved directing staff to report back on:
* The current performance of the ExpressLanes
* A comparison of the Metro ExpressLanes system to other major congestion-pricing toll systems in the country, with emphasis on those that exhibit demographic similarities to Metro's ExpressLanes; and
* The viability of Metro ExpressLanes implementing a "Pay-as-You-Use" model eliminating the requirement of a transponder.

Background
BACKGROUND

The Metro ExpressLanes program is designed to provide users with a safe, reliable, predictable trip. To facilitate traffic management, revenue collection, and enforcement of the ExpressLanes, a requirement that all vehicles have a properly mounted FasTrak Flex transponder was included in the current Toll Policy.

Those who travel the ExpressLanes without a transponder are sent a notice of toll evasion inclusive of the toll and an initial $25 penalty. If they select to open an account, the $25 penalty is waived and they are charged the toll only. If they do not open an account and fail to make payment within a month, an additional $30 penalty accrues. Metro ExpressLanes penalty process and fees are consistent with other express lanes operators in California. On average, 47% of violations are paid on the first notice, 20% are paid on the second notice, and 31% are paid on the DMV Hold, with 1.5% not paid.

This motion is requesting staff to revisit this policy.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

Current Performance of the Metro ExpressLanes

In FY 2018, ExpressLanes users took over 42 million vehicle trips on the I-10 and...

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