FHWA Webinar: Best Practices in Enforcement on Managed Lane Facilities

FHWA hosted a webinar on best practices in managed lanes enforcement.

Best Practices in Enforcement on Managed Lane Facilities

March 28, 2016

2:00pm – 3:30pm EDT                   

Register at: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/e4barkabrtr/event/event_info.html

Priced managed lanes continue to gain popularity in recent years as a way to address highway congestion in urban areas. One of the key challenges, however, remains enforcement. Significant time and funding has been invested in exploring innovative ways to monitor and enforce the use of managed lanes. In the past, transportation agencies have relied primarily on law enforcement officers.  However, this method often puts the lives of officers at risk; it can be costly; and, identifying which vehicles are violators has been made more difficult due to the variety of exemptions a facility/operator may choose to extend to users.

Transportation agencies, private vendors, and manufacturers have recently collaborated to identify new technologies/strategies that can assist agencies in effectively enforcing managed lane policies.  This webinar will feature some of the best practices based on lessons learned from some of the new enforcement technologies that are being tested and utilized.

The following speakers will present at this webinar:

 

Chris Sanders, Director of Tolling Operations, State Road & Tollway Authority | Georgia Regional Transportation Authority

Joe Averkamp, Senior Director; Technology, Policy and Strategy at Xerox

Javier Rodriguez, TSM&O Program Engineer, Florida Department of Transportation

Paul Steinberg, Chief Business Officer | Evangelist | Sales | Business Development | Policy | IoT | Connected Car, Carma

Federal solicitation for Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployments

On Friday, January 30, the Federal Highway Administration released a solicitation for the Connected Vehicle (CV) Pilot Deployments in FedBizOpps. It is available at:

https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=4bb6693ac3021c178595d83fab3b5d73&tab=core&_cview=1

Responses are due by March 16. As noted in the solicitation, the CV Pilot Deployment Program seeks operational deployments of connected vehicle applications that synergistically capture & utilize new forms of connected vehicle & mobile device data to improve multimodal surface transportation system performance and enable enhanced performance-based systems management. Connected vehicle applications support improved decision-making by both system users (travelers) & system managers.

The intent is to deploy site-tailored collections of applications that address specific local needs while laying a foundation for additional local or regional deployment, and to provide transferable lessons learned for other prospective deployers across the nation.

All questions concerning this solicitation must be directed to Sarah Khan in the Office of Acquisition & Grants Management at sarah.khan@dot.gov.

More general information about the Connected Vehicle Pilot Deployments program is available from the ITS Joint Program Office at www.its.dot.gov/pilots/.

2013 National Congestion Pricing Conference Presentations – Now Available

Presentations from the National Congestion Pricing Conference (held on July 9-10, 2013 in Seattle, Washington at the Washington State Convention Center) are now available. Please visit the conference page to access available presentations from the conference sessions.

2013 National Congestion Pricing Conference, Washington State Convention Center, July 9 - 10, 2013
2013 National Congestion Pricing Conference, Washington State Convention Center, July 9 – 10, 2013