ST07-Eco-Lanes Management

Status

Existing

Description

The Eco–Lanes Management service package supports the operations of eco–lanes dedicated lanes similar to high–occupancy vehicle (HOV) or high–occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, but optimized for the environment. The service package employs communication technology to gather traffic and environmental information from multiple sources including infrastructure, vehicles, and other systems. The service package then processes these data and determines whether an eco–lane should be created or decommissioned along a roadway. These decisions would be in response to real–time traffic and environmental conditions. While the eco–lanes would have the capability to be flexible and more dynamic, it is envisioned that these parameters would change only as needed to ensure that travelers do not become confused by a system that is too dynamic in nature. Travelers would need to assume some level of consistency with their trip and should not be surprised by constant changing of the eco–lane's parameters. The Eco–Lanes Management service package establishes parameters and defines or geo–fences the eco–lanes boundaries. Eco–lanes parameters may include the types of vehicles allowed in the eco–lanes, emissions parameters for entering the eco–lanes, the number of lanes, and the start and end of the eco–lanes. The service package also conveys this information about eco–lanes to traveler information centers so those centers can provide the information to travelers.

Includes Elements

TxDOT – Dallas District Traffic Management Center (DalTrans)
TxDOT – Fort Worth District Traffic Management Center
TxDOT – Dallas District Roadway Devices
TxDOT – Fort Worth District Roadway Devices