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Full Report (158 pages, 2671k PDF)

Full Appendices (182 pages, 4629k PDF)


Report Cover (2 pages, 63k PDF)

Table of Contents (10 pages, 73k PDF)

Executive Summary (17 pages, 285k PDF)

1.0 Background
2.0 Key Findings
3.0 Key Recommendations
4.0 Study Corridors
5.0 Objectives and Methodology
6.0 Violation Rates
7.0 Modeling Results
8.0 Market Research
9.0 Benefit/Cost Analysis
10.0 Secondary Research
11.0 Conclusions and Recommendations

1.0 Project Background (5 pages, 222k PDF)

1.1 Purpose
1.2 Existing Twin Cities HOV System Corridors
1.3 Report Structure

2.0 Study Team (3 pages, 104k PDF)

3.0 Evaluation Objectives (2 pages, 59k PDF)

4.0 Measures of Effectiveness and Evaluation Overview (7 pages, 127k PDF)

4.1 Evaluation Measures
4.2 Evaluation Scenarios and Assumptions
4.3 Overview of Evaluation Methodologies

5.0 Secondary Research (12 pages, 125k PDF)

5.1 Basics of HOV Lanes 5.1.1 Benefits of HOV Lanes
      5.1.2 HOV Operations
      5.1.3 HOV and Ridesharing
      5.1.4 HOV Lane Types
5.2 HOV Evaluation
5.3 HOV Lane Challenges
5.4 Keys to a Successful HOV Program
5.5 Expert Interviews
      5.5.1 Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)
      5.5.2 California Department of Transportation (Caltrans)
      5.5.3 Texas Transportation Institute (TTI)
      5.5.4 Washington Department of Transportation (WashDOT)
      5.5.5 New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT)
5.6 Comparison of Twin Cities’ HOV Facilities to Other HOV Facilities Across the Country

6.0 Traveler Perceptions (33 pages, 636k PDF)

6.1 Analysis Objectives
6.2 Traveler Survey Methodology
      6.2.1 Design of the Surveys
      6.2.2 Steps in the Survey Analysis
6.3 Socioeconomic Characteristics
6.4 Travel Patterns
      6.4.1 Geographic Distribution
      6.4.2 Trip Characteristics
      6.4.3 Travel Time and Timesavings
6.5 Traveler Attitudes
6.6 Polling and Policy Options
      6.6.1 Policy Options
      6.6.2 Reaction to HOV Lanes Opening Up
      6.6.3 Future Traffic Conditions

7.0 Data Collection and Modeling Results (33 pages, 615k PDF)

7.1 Approach
7.2 Traffic Flow Impacts
      7.2.1 Travel Time and Speed
      7.2.2 Vehicle and Person Throughput
      7.2.3 Person Hours Traveled
      7.2.4 Travel Time Reliability
7.3 HOV and Transit Use Impacts
      7.3.1 Transit Travel Time
      7.3.2 Mode Shift
      7.3.3 Average Vehicle Occupancy
      7.3.4 Temporal Change
      7.3.5 Change in Transit Vehicles to Maintain Headways
7.4 Safety Impacts
7.5 HOV Enforcement Impacts
7.6 Environmental and Energy Impacts
7.7 Other Impacts and Policy Issues

8.0 Potential Impacts of HOV Lane Removal on Existing Transportation Plans and Programs (6 pages, 94k PDF)

8.1 Mn/DOT Statewide Transportation Plan – Moving Minnesota – “ABCs”
8.2 Metropolitan Council Transportation Policy Plan
8.3 Mn/DOT Transportation System Plan
8.4 2002-2004 State Transportation Improvement Program
8.5 Potential Impacts of HOV-Lane Removal on Plans
      8.5.1 Traffic Flow
      8.5.2 Transit/Carpool
      8.5.3 Existing Projects
8.6 Summary

9.0 Benefit/Cost Analysis (14 pages, 153k PDF)

9.1 Analysis Approach
      9.1.1 Estimation of Benefits
      9.1.2 Estimation of Costs
9.2 Analysis Findings
      9.2.1 Year 2000 Analysis
      9.2.2 Year 2020 Analysis

10.0 High-Occupancy Toll (HOT) Lanes (9 pages, 104k PDF)

10.1 Background
10.2 HOT-Lane Experience
      10.2.1 SR-91 HOT Lanes (ExpressLanes)
      10.2.2 I-15 HOT Lanes
      10.2.3 I-10 Katy Freeway
      10.2.4 Other HOT-Lane Projects Proposed and Under Study
10.3 Potential Benefits of HOT Lanes
10.4 Potential Obstacles to HOT Lane Conversion

11.0 Conclusions and Recommendations (5 pages, 71k PDF)

Appendices Cover (2 pages, 64k PDF)


Appendix ATechnical Working Group Committee Members (54 pages, 549k PDF)
Appendix BEvaluation Plan (6 pages, 102k PDF)
Appendix CSecondary Research Technical Memorandum (62 pages, 648k PDF)
Appendix DValue Pricing (HOT Lanes) White Paper (22 pages, 464k PDF)
Appendix EData Collection and Modeling Results (36 pages, 757k PDF)