Making the Switch: How Metro Can Ensure Carpooler Access to Los Angeles’ New High Occupancy Toll Lanes

The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will soon embark on a yearlong pilot program, dubbed ExpressLanes, converting current high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes on segments of the I-10 and I-110 freeways to high occupancy toll (HOT) lanes. This report provides analyses and recommendations to ensure carpooler support for the ExpressLanes program. The analyses and recommendations include an implementation analysis that compares the project with other HOT lane conversions, a strategy for engagement and communications, and a plan for distribution of transponders to carpoolers.

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